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Prunes Help Prevent Osteoporosis?



Not just a constipation cure, but the vitamin K, copper and boron in prunes also help prevent osteoporosis! In one study, women who ate about two handfuls daily saw a 57% turnaround in age-related bone loss within three months! My own response to this is just pondering - TWO HANDFULS!!!! DAILY???(smiling) Plan to spend a lot of time in the restroom. But I guess it's worth it for stronger bones.

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May 9 issue of Woman's Day magazine.

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  • Neat to know. I love prunes! Guess I'll add them into the menu on a regular basis. Thanks. - by GHODGE6
  • I love prunes but it takes a while to know your limit. The tracker measures each one when you put them in . That makes tracking including the sugar much easier. They can also replace oil if they are pureed. Just puree after you count and measure them. Pat in Maine. emoticon - by NORASPAT
    Mmm.. I love prunes, but they have lots of sugar (any dried fruit does) so you need to be careful because the calories can add up! - by GREEKGIRL71
  • I love dried prunes I could eat the any time and tinned ones with custard! Yum! Have a few in the mornings for breakfast quite often, but not every day! 2 handfuls each day is a bit high in calories and sugar!!! - by FUTUREHOPE49
  • I had no idea. May have to learn to like prunes as I have been diagnosed with osteopenia. - by MARTHA503
    So healthy bones and a healthy colon? I guess I need to pick up some prunes this weekend! - by GOODBYEHORSES

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