“Continental Fruit” PREVENTS Osteoporosis
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
There are so many pressing health issues that grab your attention as you age, from infections to heart disease to diabetes.
While these are all significant, you don’t want to overlook other health issues that are just as important. Because there’s one health issue that can sneak up on you and do a lot of damage.
I’m talking about osteoporosis.
While not as flashy as other health issues, making sure you have healthy bones is crucial. A broken bone can sideline you faster than anything else, putting you in bed for weeks and even months.
And sitting in your bed (as you probably know) is disastrous for your health… and can dramatically shorten your life.
But now, there’s a solution.
This “continental fruit” PREVENTS osteoporosis… and boosts gut health too!
You probably already know that prunes are good for your gut, but according to a new study out of Penn State University, they’re great for your bones too!
The researchers found prunes can help prevent or delay bone loss in postmenopausal women.
And the benefits were apparent across a number of studies.
One study found that eating roughly 10 prunes a day for a year strengthened forearm and spine bones, PLUS slowed down the “breaking down” process within bones.
Then another study found that eating 5 to 10 prunes a day for six months reduced loss of bone density.
Researchers also found that prunes strengthen bones by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which contribute to bone loss.
Prunes are loaded with healthy minerals, vitamin K, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, carotenoids, and dietary fiber – all of which naturally help maintain bones.
Add prunes to your diet for a way to strengthen your bones and your gut health.
P.S. Want even more ways to strengthen your bones? Read my recommendations for treating osteoporosis right here.
Penn State. “Eating prunes may help protect against bone loss in older women.” 2/9/2022. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/942892
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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