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Does eating bananas help prevent muscle cramps?

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Dr. Ted King
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Rarely: Cramping can sometimes be caused by low potassium. This is probably most likely to happen if you are taking a diuretic. Bananas have potassium, but not a lot of it. In order to replace the potassium you might lose from a diuretic with bananas you need to eat a few every day. If you are not on a diurectic, low potassium probably isn't an issue for you and bananas won't help.

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