Did you know that we celebrate World Osteoporosis Day in October? In light of that fact I wanted to offer you a helpful tip on how to improve bone health naturally. Eat California dried plums, or, in other words, prunes.
Research suggests that eating two servings, (about 100grams or 10 to 12 dried plums), may improve bone mineral density (BMD) and slow the rate of bone turnover in post-menopausal women.
New research shows eating half that amount, just slightly more than one serving, about 50 grams or 5 to 6 dried plums), may help maintain bone loss in post-menopausal women. Source:
Vitamin K helps improve calcium balance and promotes bone mineralization. A 40 gram serving of dried plums (4-5 prunes; about 100 calories) is considered an excellent source of Vitamin K, which provides 30% of the 80mcg Daily Value.
California dried plums contain vitamins and minerals such as potassium, copper, boron and vitamin K which may have bone-protective effects.
It makes sense to eat a daily serving of California dried plums (prunes)
California provides an optimal environment for nutrient-rich dried plums. Its sunshine, rich soil and healthy trees, ensure that its dried plums are filled with health benefits making this nutritious and tasty snack The Whole Package.
One standard serving (4–5 dried plums) is about 100 calories. Additionally, each serving provides 3 g of fiber (and is considered a good source of fiber), 293 mg of potassium, 16 mg of magnesium and more vitamin K than any other fresh or dried fruit.
Dried plums are naturally cholesterol-free.
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Dried plums are wonderful to use in recipes because they add sweetness as well as nutrition to a meal. Click on this page for tasty Thanksgiving recipe ideas.
We all know that California dried plums are famous for promoting digestive health. That’s why our grandma’s always wanted us to eat prunes. Prunes come in handy when Ii travel and my normal schedule get disrupted. When “things” get stuck, a couple of prunes in my oatmeal always does the trick.
While we’ve known about dried plum’s nutrient profile with fiber and potassium, we are just beginning to learn about the benefits of other bioactive compounds such as phenolic compounds that may have general health-promoting benefits in the microflora (or microbiome) of the digestive tract and more.
In layman’s terms that means they’re good for your gut. Make sure to add California dried plums to your regular diet. Your bones and your digestive tract will thank you.
What is your favorite way to eat prunes? Please a comment below.