Are Dried Plums Good For You?

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Dried Plums benefits

Dried plums are a rich source of vitamins and minerals and fiber. There are lots of health benefits in dried plums. Now we want to know why we should eat dried plums.

Nutrients

Dried plums are higher in calories than plums. A 1-ounce serving of dried plums contain 67 calories. Dried plums also are a rich source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, potassium, copper, manganese and phosphorus.

Relieve Constipation

Prunes are famous because of the function of relieve constipation. And that’s because of the high amount of fiber. One single prune contains 1 gram of fiber.

Reduce Inflammation

Dried plums are rich in antioxidants which help to reduce inflammation and protect our cells to be damaged by free radicals.

Lower Blood Sugar

Despite of their high amount of fiber, prunes have the effect of controlling blood sugar. The key is adiponectin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels.

Heart Health

Eating prunes in a regular basis may promote heart health. Prunes have the ability to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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Anemia

Anemia is the lack of iron in your body which makes you to be tired. Prunes are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C has the function of absorbing iron.

Are Prunes Dried Plums?

Prunes and dried plums are the same. In 2001 Food and Drug Administration of the U.S authorized plum growers to use the word “dried plums”. So, there is no difference. You can call them prunes or dried plums.

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