Prune Health Benefit, The Butt Of Many Jokes.... But Prunes Are Bursting With Goodness!
Prune Health Benefit
Prunes are bursting with nutrients and goodness!
Starting it's life out as a plum,
the prune is truly a majestic fruit. Weight for weight, they're by far the richest food source of protective antioxidants providing a massive boost to natural resistance and vitality.
Just check out the ORAC listing for prunes...
They contain potassium and iron which essential for healthy blood. Fibre and natural chemicals to keep
you regular! (Shame that it is the butt of so many jokes). Vitamin A and C to help maintain healthy hair and skin. Chromium which maintains healthy blood sugar levels. Lutein to prevent eyesight failure and slow-release sugars to keep energy levels up during the day.
I drink a glass of pure 100 per cent prune juice every day and have done for many years.
When my children were young, I always encouraged them to regularly take prune juice, they protested at first, but they really got to enjoy it. Needless to say, they are all the better and healthier for drinking it and....constipation was never an issue!!
Munching on prunes is very good for your waistline as each one only contains around 11 calories and they are fat free....yipee!
They are a low GI food which is ideal for people with insulin resistance and diabetes.
Another great prune health benefit, eating just 4 or 5 prunes per day can count towards your '5 a day' target.
Osteoporosis is common among people over 50 years of age, and many people suffer bone fractures due to this condition....however recent studies have shown that post-menopausal women who ate 12 prunes a day were less likely
to suffer from the disease, with stronger skeletal health.
Losing the cellulite battle? You are definitely not alone. But hey..prunes to the rescue! Because of their
fat free content they are a an excellent weapon in the battle against cellulite.
Paying too much on skin creams to smooth your skin? Well the high levels of antioxidants in prunes means that eating
just 4 of these super fruits a day is as
good for your skin
as any expensive anti-wrinkle creams.
Want a brilliant appetite suppressant? Guess what?...yes, prunes.
The soluble fibre in them gives a sensation of satisfied fullness after eating by slowing down the rate at which food leaves the stomach. So prunes can also help prevent overeating and weight gain.
It's also worth noting that generally, our diets tend to be high in red meat, and research has shown that the meat can 'sit' in the intestines undigested for a very long time. This can be bad for your health, resulting in all sorts of diseases including bowel cancer.
So..prunes to the rescue(again)! What they do is counteract this with the nutrient ferulic acid and natural sugars which combined, help to keep your system clean and potentially protect you from bowel cancer.
Just another illustration of just how good the effect and prune health benefit has on our bowels.
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