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February 10, 2020 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Prunes: A Superstar Food for Bone Health

Dried plums - prunes in the bowl

No bones about it – dried plums (prunes) have emerged as an exceptional food for bone health. Researchers have reported that dried plums contain compounds that act as powerful suppressors of bone resorption. Bone resorption occurs as we age and contributes to osteoporosis. The lead scientist has tested numerous fruits over his career and reports that none of them begin to compare with the benefits on bone density that dried plums provide.


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(British Journal of Nutrition, August 2011)