Prunes, dried (500g)
- Digestive Health: prunes are commonly known for their benefit to the digestive system (e.g. constipation, regularity). Indeed, a serving of prunes (about 4-5 prunes) contains 3 grams of fiber which contributes to better digestive health.
- Natural Antioxidants: prunes are loaded with natural antioxidants. In fact, the USDA has ranked prunes as a top antioxidant fruit with a high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of 5,770 per 100g (blueberries for example, often mentioned for their antioxidant virtues, has an ORAC 2,700). ORAC basically measures a food’s ability and effectiveness in fighting free radicals that can be harmful to our bodies. Free radicals are linked to disease and aging so finding a delicious food with a high ORAC is a win-win. We’ll take it!
- Cholesterol LDL Management : prunes are rich in both soluble and non-soluble fibers. A diet rich in soluble fiber is often recommended to manage healthy cholesterol levels. For example, if you have oatmeal for breakfast, add prunes to it and you will get a breakfast even richer in soluble fiber.
- Natural Appetite Suppressant