Incredible Benefits of Prunes: Scientists Tell How to Eat Dried Fruit Properly

Prunes have phenomenal properties. Prunes are recommended for intestinal problems such as flatulence, a feeling of heaviness, bloating, and abdominal pain, and regular consumption of prunes can help prevent constipation.

This is because prunes, or dried plums, are an excellent source of fiber, which helps with intestinal motility. A 100-gram serving of prunes (about 10 pieces) contains about 7 grams of fiber and is a daily requirement for the body.

Can help prevent bone loss

According to the latest recommendations from the US Department of Agriculture, women are recommended to consume 22 to 28 grams of fiber, while men should consume 28 to 34 grams of fiber per day.

“Fiber is just one of the many important benefits of prunes,” says researcher Christopher Mohr. In one study published in the academic journal Osteoporosis International, researchers found that eating five to six prunes daily can help prevent bone loss.

Mohr specifically studied prune consumption by postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Those who consumed five to six prunes a day for six months were able to prevent the loss of bone mineral density.

“Prunes should be in everyone’s diet”

“The same amount of prunes (five to six pieces) will improve the risk factors for heart disease and inflammation, so prunes should be in your diet all the time,” the researcher said.

Earlier it was reported that scientists from the University of Liverpool conducted a study that showed that many people often gain weight in winter. But experts say that prunes can help prevent this.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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