Prunes Shown To Slow Aging

A recent study indicates that certain fruits and vegetables may slow the effects of aging, and prunes are very high on the list.

The study, by Jean Mayer of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, measured the ability of different substances to act as antioxidants. It found that eating foods with high "oxygen radical absorbence capacity," or ORAC, raised the antioxidant power of human blood and slowed certain symptoms of aging in middle-aged rats.

Some Advantages Of Eating Prunes

Prunes contain high levels of vitamin A and beta-carotene [antioxidant]. These two vitamins have a vital part to play in sustaining healthy vision and are great for the skin.
Prunes contain a lot of fiber so they can aid in weight loss, giving those who eat it a feeling of fullness.

Prunes are also a source of insoluble dietary fiber that aids in the production of particularly good bacteria within the intestinal tract, so it is known as an innately effective probiotic.

The dietary fiber in prunes certainly does act as a form of natural laxative and colon maintenance provider, aiding in certain circumstances with constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, among others.

Prunes are a great source of iron and help with the process of respiration; they work at the cellular level to synthesize hemoglobin so it can carry the oxygen throughout our systems.

Prunes are different in that they have a low sodium quantity and a high potassium level meaning the fruit is a wonderful way to regulate your blood pressure and reduce water retention within the body. Potassium also assists the muscles and nervous system to perform a peak levels.

Prunes also have a high amount of magnesium in them. It is already known that magnesium is quite useful to the aging body and helps us to achieve and maintain sufficient energy levels. Magnesium is a mineral important at working to relax the muscles, nerves and blood vessels in the body. It helps to alleviate sore muscles, effects of asthma and migraine headaches.

A lone cup of prunes, approximately one hundred seventy four grams, has roughly 0.5 mg. of copper. The continuous ingestion of the fruit lessens the chances of contracting inflammatory problems such as rheumatoid arthritis. The copper also plays a role in maintaining elasticity in blood vessels, connective tissues and joints.
There are traces of the mineral manganese in prunes. Manganese is a vital co-factor in support of numerous enzymatic activities within the body.
There are particular phenolic elements found in prunes such as phytonutrients, chlorogenic acid and neochlorogenic acid, The substances contribute aid as antioxidants that work to eradicate free radicals from the body.
Health Benefits of Prunes
  • Prunes contains contains a lot of fibers and sorbitol a stool loosening sugar.
  • Prunes help to slow aging process of the brain and body.
  • Helps in cases of anemia.
  • Helps improve digestion
  • Great for the bones-studies find that prunes may reverse Osteoporosis in menopausal women.
  • Prunes are excellent for increasing one's vitality.
  • It helps in normal blood circulation.
  • It is a good remedy for sore throat.
  • It can help prevent cancer because of its high betacarotene content.
  • Low glycemic food-unlike raisins which are extremely high glycemic, and should be avoided.
Nutritional Benefits you Get From Just 10 Prunes

20 percent of your daily potassium and copper requirements
14 percent of your iron requirements
10 percent of your manganese and zinc requirements
A significant source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex, including folate
Lastly, prunes are best known as a high-powered source of fiber
Other foods that have very high ORAC value are spices-such as cinnamon and turmeric, goji berries, chocolate, and acai berry.

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