Can eating more than six bananas at once kill you?

bananaIt’s sometimes said that eating a lot of of bananas at once could be dangerous – it has even been suggested that eating more than six in one sitting could kill you. Can this really be true?

Bananas are one of the world’s most popular fruits, stuffed with vitamins and minerals. On the face of it they are good for you, so why do some people think they could be fatal?

One well-known figure who has spread this idea around is Karl Pilkington, the grumpy friend of comedian Ricky Gervais.

“Before when you were talking about bananas… I had that fact, about if you eat more than six, it can kill you,” he said in one of his conversations with Gervais and fellow comedian Stephen Merchant.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34225517

This post “Can eating more than six bananas at once kill you?” first appeared in BBC.

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