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Bananas and Health

Bananas as a hangover and heartburn cure


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© 2006 Peggy Trowbridge

Bananas and Health

Bananas can help cure or prevent hangovers. The main causes of hangovers are dehydration and depletion of potassium, both direct results of alcohol consumption.

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium (second only to the avocado) with over 450 mg. per one banana serving, as well as being high in magnesium, which can help relax those pounding blood vessels causing that nasty hangover headache.

Bananas also contain tryptophan, the same amino acid found in turkey that makes you sleepy, as well as high amounts of vitamin C.

So, if you're out partying and want to avoid a hangover, drink sixteen ounces of water and eat a banana before heading for bed for a good night's sleep.

Before I stop extolling the health benefits of bananas...one more tip: bananas are a natural antacid and will get rid of a nasty case of heartburn in most cases.

More about Bananas:

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Banana Facts and Information
Banana Equivalents
Classic Banana Recipes and Cooking Tips
Bananas and Health - Hangover Cure
Banana History
Banana Recipes
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