Thursday, October 01, 2009

A Prune A Day..

Prunes do contain a large percentage of sugar but since its natural sugar, I think its not harmful. plus one of my points below talks about the low GI of Prunes.Lets look at the benefits of prunes...
  • Prunes are rich in fiber and acts as a natural laxative. Hence, good for the digestive system and in naturally curing constipation
  • contain important nutrients like Iron,calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins like A, B, C, and E.
  • Since they are rich in Vitamin A and betacarotene, they are helpful for your eyesight
  • Help to lower blood cholestrol
  • Prunes can also slow down your mind and body’s aging process and thus they help in preventing aging related problems like memory loss, lack of focus, and others. 
  • Having a low glycemic index(GI - The glycemic index gives us an idea of which foods raise our blood glucose fastest and highest. ) prunes help to moderate the glycemic response in those who have diabetes despite their high carbohydrate content and natural sugars. I wanted to stress on this point. 
  • High in antioxidants, means that eating just 4 of these super fruits a day is as good for your skin as any expensive anti-wrinkle creams. 
  • Helpful in weight loss and in preventing overeating as they give this feeling of fullness 
 All in all I have never seen a dried fruit having so many benefits as Prunes..Guess its time to implement "A Prune a Day" :) 

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