Sunday, May 6, 2012
Use the Power of Fruit to Help Keep Bones Strong
You may never think of dried plums in the same way after you read this. Besides being tasty and able to keep your system regular, this variety of dried fruit also can be extremely beneficial to women when it comes to bone health.
Postmenopausal women in one study took calcium and Vitamin D in supplement form while adding two servings of dried plums a day for one year. What the researchers found was that the dried plums actually slowed osteoporosis or reversed the breakdown of bone brought on by age significantly.
In fact, they believe even just one serving might do the trick to keep your bones strong or help slow osteoporosis down.
From their findings, the reason dried plums could work improving bone mineral density might be attributed to the potassium, boron, and Vitamin K.
I don't know about you, but I already jotted dried plums on my grocery list. After all, you might as well eat something natural with nutrition now instead of a pill later.