Prunes Beef Up Bone Density

Prunes Beef Up Bone Density Calcium from dairy products together with vitamin D from sunshine or fortified grains has long been associated with bone health. A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that consuming 6 to 10 dried plumbs, or prunes, per day can help provide protection against fractures and osteoporosis.

Researchers had a group of 55 older women consume 100 grams (about 10 prunes) a day. A similar group of 45 subjects ate the same amount of dried apples. Both groups got 500 mg of calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D. Compared to the apple eaters, those who snacked on prunes has higher bone mineral density in their spines and long forearm bones after 12 weeks.

True Strength Moment: Don't wait until you get older to start taking precautions against fractures. Athletes of all ages are at risk every day. Bahram Arjmandi of Florida State University recommends that everyone take advantage of the protective qualities his research found in prunes. Since 10 of them amount to only 228 calories, are practically fat free and provide 7 grams of dietary fiber, this strategy isn't going to upset your diet. Those prunes also provide 61 grams of carbs for workout energy.
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Aug 23, 2011
Super eixtced to see more of this kind of stuff online.