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Nutritious Facts About Prunes (Dried Plums)

Prunes or dried plums are concentrated goodness!

Did you know that just 3 medium prunes make up a single serving* of healthy goodness. How good?

  • Prunes are a great source of fiber, which has been documented to possibly reduce the risk of certain cancers.
  • Prunes are also good sources of Vitamin A – important for healthy skin and hair and proper bone development.
  • Potassium – a necessary electrolyte
  • Iron – for health red blood cells
  • Vitamin C – important for development of bones, muscles, blood vessels, teeth and helps in the adsorption of iron. Foods that contribute small amounts of Vitamin C, like prunes, can add up when eaten often.
  • Folic Acid – necessary for metabolism regulation, helps protect against heart disease and stroke. Especially important for seniors who usually have reduced blood folic acid levels.
  • Phytochemicals – Scientists are now discovering the amazing healing powers naturally occurring in many different plant foods. Prunes are especially high in antioxidant activity – chemicals that protect against cellular damage and are believed to protect the body by quenching up free radicals and thus protecting against heart disease, cancer, eye disorders like cataracts and macular degeneration, and other chronic health problems.

*diabetic fruit exchange

 

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