Plum Propo­si­tion

Health & Nutrition - - NUTRITION UPDATE -

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.

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