Another new study out there for us to be happy about.
Studies have shown that post menopausal women who eat dried plums, also known as prunes, have considerably lower risk of developing osteoporosis or fractures in comparison to women of the same age who don’t eat them.
Though all fruits and vegetables have a good effect on our bodies the consumption of the prune/plums are far above the others in increasing bone density.
A team from Florida State and Oklahoma State Universities tested two groups of women, 90 in total for one year.
Group 1 (55 women)consumed 100 grams of dried plums, equivalent to about 10 prunes per day along with 500 mgs. of calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D daily.
The control group (34 women) consumed 100 grams of apples per day plus the same calcium and vitamin D as the first group.
The first group had considerably greater bone mineral density in the ulna and spine compared to group 2.
This is a really good thing because if you are eating that many prunes in a day you had better be able to get up those stairs the bathroom in a hurry.