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What does Chrissy Teigen do when she needs a grocery item?

Well she takes to Twitter to alert her legions of fans, of course.

The model was on the hunt for a bunch of bananas last night, and rather than venturing out to the shops, she relied on her 7.5 million followers to come to her aid.

Chrissy promised a pair of her husband John Legend's underwear, a signed cookbook and a Becca highlighting palette to the follower who could get her the bananas the quickest (the gal was clearly gasping for a slice of banana bread).

When asked if he was in on the distribution of his underwear as a prize, John tweeted: 'Yes and I approve. Can't make banana bread without brown bananas.'

Follower Meg Zukin had the goods, and so was chosen to make the swap, despite being one banana short of the requested amount.

Meg drove to meet Chrissy's assistant to make the swap. 

However, there was one condition on the exchange. 

Chrissy tweeted that on the request of her assistant, the fan must sample a small piece of the bananas in front of her assistant, for Chrissy's safety, on the off chance the fan was some kind of poisoner. 

The bananas then made their way to the model's mansion in mega quick time, to fulfil their destiny of becoming Chrissy Teigen's banana bread, as evidenced by a follow-up picture of Chrissy's assistant arriving with the goods. 

However, this snap raised further, non-banana related questions. 

Fans were quick to point out that Chrissy and John's dog was inexplicably dressed up as a bell hop.

To this Chrissy simply said: 'Don't ask.'

Just another day in Celebland…

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Oh, the joys of PMS. Bloating, cramps, irritability, headaches. They are just some of the things we love about getting our periods (not). 

It can only take one (or all combined) of these little gems to ruin your entire day but a great way to keep these issues at bay is to stock up on some special food for that time of the month that will help subside even some of the worst symptoms:

Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts

High-fibre veggies can ease bloating. Their high water content help push things along and rid the puffiness and discomfort we sometimes feel. 

 

Salmon and Chia Seeds

If your period brings a case of the blues each month, add a dose of omega-3. These little fatty acids can boost your mood and also keep the little menstrual blues at bay. 

 

Bananas

Disrupted sleep is common for many women right before their period is due. Make sure to get your z's by eating bananas, which contain melatonin – a sleep-aid hormone that's secreted at night and helps regulate your body's natural rhythms. 

 

Eggs

These PMS cravings are no joke, we know! But the best defence is a good offence: stay ahead of hunger! Start your day off with a good breakfast that is rich in protein and healthy fats. An omelette will help you feel satisfied and energised for the day. 

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Potassium is a super important nutrient for muscle strength, a healthy heart and a good nervous system.

And if you don’t get enough – 3,5000 mg a day – it could lead to tiredness, muscle cramps, heart palpitations and dizzy spells. Yikes!

Bananas are packed with potassium, with around 430 mg in each medium-sized serving.

But going bananas is certainly not the only way to load up on potassium, and in fact, there are plenty of foods that are even more packed with the nutrient.

Here are 10 common foods with more potassium than a banana.

1. Potato (1,081 mg)
2. Sweet potato (896 mg)
3. Spinach (839 mg)
4. Baked beans (752 mg)
5. Raisins (544 mg)
6. Avocados (540 mg)
7. Yoghurt, low-fat (531 mg)
8. Orange juice (496 mg)
9. Melon (494 mg)
10. Tuna (484 mg)

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That afternoon slump can lead to binging on sugary and high fat foods which will lead to a sugar crash.

Instead of feeling drained and sluggish, choose these foods for a healthy energy boost that will see you through your day.

1. Bananas
These fruits contain potassium and natural sugars that will be released slowly and steadily, leaving you energised for longer.

2. Dark Chocolate
The darker the chocolate you choose, the less sugar it will have. Dark chocolate also has caffeine for a natural boost.

3. Almonds
These nuts have high levels of Vitamin E and protein so they make a very healthy snack.

4. Blueberries
Dark berries contain high antioxidant levels and blueberries in particular are said to improve cognitive function.

5. Yoghurt
Grab a yoghurt for a quick energy boost. Try to go for sugar-free choice.

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With only five more sleeps till Paddy’s Day, we can’t help but be a little bit excited.

This shamrock shake is tasty and healthy at the same time – can it get any better?

Here’s what you need to make it:

  • 60ml almond milk
  • 60ml canned light coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure (natural) mint extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 30 g organic baby spinach
  • 7g fresh mint leaves
  • 1 large ripe banana, cut into 6 pieces and frozen

Method:

  1. Throw all the ingredients into a blender and process.
  2. Once the mixture is smooth and creamy, remove from blender and serve immediately.
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