Health Benefits of Prunes

by cheskarr on October 21, 2010

Health Benefits of PrunesPrunes are fun to eat. It is chewy, a bitter sweet and sour taste but most importantly it is healthy and nutritious. Prunes are dried plums. It has been very popularly known to regulate the digestive system of the body and relieve constipation problems.

Prunes are high in Vitamin A and dietary fiber. It also contains Vitamin C. It is low on fat and provides energy to all active people, especially for children and athletes. The dried plum or Prune has a distinct antioxidant phytonutrients called the neochlorgenic and clorgenic acids are found to function as antioxidants classified as phenols. It gives prunes the capability to hinder oxygen related damage to the cells of the body due to its beta-carotene content.

Beta-carotene in prunes promotes cardiovascular health. Prunes are able to neutralize and put free radicals in-check, preventing diseases such as; diabetic heart disease, atherosclerosis and colon cancer. It has also been proven to reduce inflammatory conditions like asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Eating prunes daily after meals is a good habit to cultivate. Do you have any prune recipes to share? Leave us a comment or join us on Facebook.

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