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The Banana’s Role in Beating Hepatitis C

Nicole Cutler L.Ac. December 3, 2015

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Find out about the new antiviral drug in development that comes from…bananas?

Hepatitis C is one of many viruses that are vulnerable to a broad-spectrum antiviral drug currently in development. Designed to harness ‘the sugar code,’ this innovative drug hijacks certain virus’ communication systems. After years of investigation, an international team of researchers has developed a drug from a protein found in bananas that clings to sugar molecules on the Hepatitis C virus.

The potential application of such a drug is massive, especially because it also appears to target influenza, HIV and ebola.

The Banana

Rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and fiber, bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world. As bananas ripen, the starch they contain turns into sugars. Thus, riper bananas contain more sugar than green bananas. Although they can be high in natural sugars, bananas are considered safe for diabetics as long as they take the carbohydrate content into account in their meal and snack planning.

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http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/bananas-raise-blood-sugar-5388.html, Will Bananas Raise Blood Sugar?, Jessica Bruso, Retrieved November 15, 2015, Demand Media, 2015.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3284999/Could-bananas-cure-AIDS-New-drug-fruit-kill-viruses-including-hepatitis-C-flu.html, Could bananas cure AIDS? New drug made from the fruit can kill viruses including hepatitis C and flu, Colin Fernandez, Retrieved November 15, 2015, Associated Newspapers, Ltd, 2015.

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