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Benefits of Eating Prunes

While I was waiting for a friend who was asking some favor, and that I need to stay late because of deadlines that she needs to finish, I grabbed one serving of prunes with me and started munching it. I read the nutrition facts and googled more benefits from eating prunes. I just would like to share the many benefits one will get when prunes are included in a diet. Please read: in a healthy diet, not in geting slim fit in my case.

Prunes are good for health. Prunes can be added to dishes and also serves as desserts. They are high in antioxidants and it regulates body’s digestive system and ease constipation problems as it serves as natural   laxative .

Nutrition facts of Prunes: Vitamins such as Vitamin A, Beta-carotene, Thiamin, Betaine, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Alpha Carotene, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Folate, Vitamin K. Minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Sodium, Potassium and Selenium. Carbohydrates like Dietary Fiber. Fats such as Mono Fat, Saturated Fat, Poly Fat and Protein.

Prunes are antioxidants which help to prevent cancer. Other minerals that are present in prunes like Beta carotene also helps for fighting against cancer.

Prunes prevents one from aging. Prunes have the capacity to keep your memory. Aging problems like memory loss or lack of focus can be prevented with this anti aging fruit.

Prunes helps to prevent anemia because of iron which are present in these fruits.

Blood Cholesterol which is bad to our health can be reduced by taking Prunes. Cardiovascular disease is also prevented.

Other problems associated with menopause such as osteoporosis or bone demineralization can be eased by taking adequate amount of prunes.

Also prevents Diabetes because of soluble fiber.

Normalize blood pressure because of high levels of potassium and low levels of sodium which is needed to retain normal blood pressure.

Prunes contain dietary fiber and helps you to lose weight.

Helps to main healthy skin and enhance metabolism.

However, there are some warnings about taking prunes too.   If  you are having   kidney  or  gall bladder problems, you should strictly avoid the consumption of prunes as it contains oxalates.  Consult your doctor or dietitian for this substance might trigger the reaction of a certain disease.