Do you like the taste of prunes? Are you not a fan of prunes? If you read these 5 reasons why you need to eat prunes, you’ll change your opinion.
This article talks about the health benefits of eating prunes, including their ability to relieve constipation, prevent pre-mature aging, promote cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of cancer and osteoporosis. Prunes are one of the best foods for vitamin K, vital for strong bones and blood clotting.
Prunes are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin K, and they are an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, boron and copper. Prunes have about 240 calories per 100 grams and contain very little protein and hardly any fat.
Here are five reasons why you need eating more prunes:
1. Improving memory
If you eat 5 prunes a day, they will help your brain store more information because they get rid of the negative effects of free radicals.
2. Protecting the heart
One prune on average contains 113mg potassium and this mineral helps in controlling high blood pressure, which further protects from heart attacks.
3. Accelerating the metabolism
Prunes are a great way of accelerating the digestive system. If you have a problem with a slow metabolism and you need prunes throughout the year, you can do the following: put a few fresh prunes in boiling water, let them chill and then freeze them.
4. Reducing the risk of osteoporosis
The results of a survey show that by ingesting ten prunes a day (100g) for 12 months increase the bone mineral density of the ulna, spine, femoral neck, total hip, and whole-body.
5. Preventing type 2 diabetes and obesity
Prunes are high in soluble fiber that helps in keeping blood sugar levels stable. Soluble fiber increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Furthermore, it slows the rate of food leaving the stomach, and as a result, delays the absorption of sugar into the blood stream.
I hope that prunes will become part of your daily diet from tomorrow on, and will enjoy eating this delicious fruit with all its health benefits.