We all know how important it is to eat healthy, in preventing chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.  But certain foods can have a more immediate benefit in helping other everyday ailments.

For example:  Try drinking a tall glass of water.  Dehydration is a common cause of headaches.  Eating an apple and a handful of walnuts may also help.

If you've been having trouble sleeping, studies suggest kiwi fruit which are rich in folate, a B vitamin may help the brain produce sleep inducing chemicals.

If you battle heartburn and acid reflux you can try stopping the burning sensation by eating a banana.  Some research suggests banana may act as a natural antacid.  Here's more from WILX-TV 10.


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