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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?

Based on their vitamin and mineral content, bananas can be beneficial for the following conditions:

  • Hypertension – Bananas’ high potassium content aids in vasodilation, which reduces blood pressure.
  • Muscle Cramps – Bananas’ magnesium content helps muscle cells relax, which can prevent muscle cramps.
  • Diarrhea Support – Electrolytes like potassium are lost in large quantities during bouts of diarrhea. The fiber in bananas helps astringe diarrhea and replenish potassium levels.

These health benefits make bananas a nutritious food, but do not make them an antiviral substance. Although killing viruses has never been a characteristic of bananas, drug researchers have nearly met this goal.

Not a fan of eating bananas on their own? Try mixing a banana into a delicious smoothie recipe with Natural Wellness’ UltraNourish. From an Apple, Banana, Nutter Smoothie to a Chocolate Peppermint Green Smoothie, there are tons of healthy recipes to choose from that include bananas in the ingredient list!

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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.

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/banana-molecule-fights-hiv-and-hepatitis-c, Banana Molecule Fights HIV and Hepatitis C, Justine Alford, Retrieved November 15, 2015, IFL Science, 2015.

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