Prune, a dried plum, most commonly from the European plum, may help protect against bone loss in women.
They may not be part of most people’s grocery lists, however, can prove to be of tremendous help if considered to be picked up on your next grocery run. Associate professor of nutritional sciences and physiology at Penn State University Connie Rogers says, “In postmenopausal women, lower levels of estrogen can trigger a rise of oxidative stress and inflammation, increasing the risk of weakening bones that may lead to fractures.”
As per the latest study published in the journal Advances in Nutrition, Prunes can help prevent or delay bone loss in women, “Incorporating prunes into the diet may help protect bones by slowing or reversing this process,”, especially for women over the age of 50. This is because it is quite common for them to be diagnosed with osteoporosis.
The results during the project consistently demonstrated that eating prunes were connected to less oxidative stress and inflammation and stronger bones.
The following was also observed:
- Eating about 10 prunes every day for a whole year improved bone mineral density in the forearms and lower spine.
- Eating 50 to 100 grams of prunes every day for six months prevented the total loss of bone density.
Professor Mary Jane De Souza says, “The condition, which causes the bones to become brittle and weak, plagues about 200 million women worldwide and causes nearly nine million bone fractures yearly. “Fruits and vegetables that are rich in bioactive compounds such as phenolic acid, flavonoids and carotenoids can potentially help protect against osteoporosis, with prunes, in particular, gaining attention in previous research.”
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It is so important to eat healthy that you will be fasting most hours of the day in Ramadan. This doesn’t mean you can’t fulfill your cravings for desserts. You can quickly whip up some healthy desserts at home within minutes and enjoy them whenever you want to. The key is to stock up on ingredients required to make healthy desserts. This will help you from ordering out unhealthy desserts which make you insanely thirsty and jittery.
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