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Health Benefits of Prunes

Eating a healthy well-rounded diet is one of the best ways to keep your body fit, your immune system strong, and to live a long and healthy life. You may think of prunes for having one purpose, to help with constipation, but the truth is that prunes have many health benefits! Did you know that a prune is just a dried-up plum? This healthy fruit can be eaten or drank and contains plenty of vitamins and nutrients, as well as being known to have medicinal properties.

Prunes are packed with vitamins including vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, copper, iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium. Prunes also contain dietary fiber, protein, and potassium. On top of being able to help relieve constipation and help with digestion, prunes contain antioxidants which can help with inflammation, and help fight off free radicals. Prunes have also been known to be able to help lower blood pressure, as well as help keep your heart healthy. Additionally, according to pubmed.org, prunes have shown the ability to prevent bone loss, helping keep your bones healthy and strong.

Prunes are easy to add to your diet. You can add them into a salad, as a side to a chicken dish, add them into yogurt or cottage cheese, add them into a smoothie, or drink prune juice by itself. You should always check with your doctor before adding a new food into your diet.

Eating healthy can give you energy, help keep your immune system running properly, keep your body in shape and fit and give you a better feeling of overall well-being. At Physicians Age Management Centers we want to help you live a healthy life. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. We offer treatments for weight loss, and we can help you start a nutrition or supplementation plan. Take our weight loss test to get started or request a free consultation today.

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