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THE EFFECT OF BANANA FLOUR AS AN ISOTONIC DRINK TO MAINTAIN HYDRATION STATUS

Mirza Hapsari Sakti Titis Penggalih1

Abstract

Hot temperatures increase the risk of dehydration. Fluid can prevent dehydration. It should contain electrolytes with certain osmolarity. Banana isotonic drinks (BID) was developed. This study aims to determine the difference effect of BID and plain water (PW) of body hydration. Experimental research with a cross over design was involving 16 subjects. It divided into two groups. After undergoing two days of quarantine, each subject administrated 500 ml of fluid. Wash-out period between treatments was 7 days. Indicator of hydration of hemoglobin, HCT, blood volume and urine are assessed before and after intervention. The result showed that indicator of hydration differed significantly after receiving the intervention (P <0.05) although there was no difference between groups (P> 0.05). However, urine volume formation was higher on the AP. BID is able to improve the hydration of the body through the mechanism of maintaining body volume and slowing down the urine formation.

Keywords: Banana, Isotonic Drink, Hydration

1Registered Dietitian (RD), Nutrition and Health Department, Faculty of Medicine Gadjah Mada University, Jl. Farmako Sekip Utara Yogyakarta Telp/Fax. +62-274-547775 email : mirza_hapsari@yahoo.com

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