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How do bananas help support my immune system?

The prebiotic fiber found in bananas, also known as resistant starch, selectively feeds the protective bacteria in your gut. In addition to guarding the intestinal tract against harmful pathogens, these “good” bacteria are thought to help stimulate immune-cell production. Other prebiotic fiber sources include plantains, leeks, onions, garlic, artichokes and asparagus.

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