Think prunes are boring and everything but cool? Think again! Yes, we know the first thing in mind is that they’re all about getting that digestion going, and it’s true, they do help. But prunes have a lot of other health benefits and it’s a great snack if you’re looking for something sweet snack without being high in calories. So this week’s Product Highlight: Prunes!
- Prunes are fat free and one prune contains a mere 25 calories. Perfect snack!
- The high fibre content helps to keep blood sugar levels stable. Soluble fibre slows down the rate that food leaves the stomach, consequently delaying the absorption of sugar into your blood stream
- Keep your brain going strong! Prunes contain high levels of phytonutrients called phenols that particularly help to prevent damage to our brain cells
- The vitamins and minerals present in prunes are good for keeping skin nourished and hair shiny! Beta-carotene protects us from free radicals on our cells meaning it can help reverse the signs of aging. Together with Vitamin K, beta-carotene help reduce bone loss and improves circulation. Oh, and did you know that research shows that the consumption of beta-carotene in prunes lifts your mood and can actually make you a happier person?