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Prunes (dried plums) are rich in fibre and phytochemicals and cholesterol-free. Prunes also give important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, including retinol, iron and potassium.
The soluble fibre in prunes binds to "bad" LDL cholesterol particles in the intestine, preventing them from entering the bloodstream and carrying them out of the body as waste.
The consumption of low-glycemic index foods, such as prunes, appears to improve overall blood glucose control in people with diabetes. Soluble fiber in prunes pulls in water to form a gel in the intestine. This gel-like substance slows digestion and absorption so the glucose in food enters the bloodstream more slowly. This causes a slow and steady rise in blood sugar
Potassium may protect you against developing hypertension, according to the American Dietetic Association. It maintains normal blood pressure by regulating fluid and electrolyte balance. Doctors often advise people trying to control hypertension to consume foods high in potassium.
Constipation is infrequent or uncomfortable bowel movements. Prunes contain high amounts of soluble fiber. They act as natural laxatives that soften the stool and promote its movement through the intestines. Drink plenty of liquids to reap the benefits of fibre.
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