Dried plums a.k.a. prunes are good for promoting digestion. But they also enhance bone health in post-menopausal women, according to a study in the ‘British Journal of Nutrition’. The study found that consuming 100 gms of prunes a day for one year significantly increased bone density in the spine and forearm. That’s about 10 prunes a day, admittedly a lot, with about 20 calories each prune. According to the researchers, prunes may help suppress bone breakdown. They are especially rich in vitamin K (an important bone nutrient), antioxidants (which help shield bones from oxidative damage) and boron (which also plays a key role in bone health). If you’re not used to eating prunes, add them gradually to your diet.