A recent small study involving older women with low bone density had the women eat 1.75 oz. or 3.5 oz. of prunes per day for six months as well as take vitamin D and calcium.
The control group had the supplements but no prunes. Participants in both the prune groups had no bone loss and a decrease in certain blood markers indicating a slowing of bone breakdown.
The “no prune” group experienced a small amount of bone loss.
The bottom line: Prunes or “dried plums”, which are rich in vitamin K, magnesium, potassium and boron, may in fact, save you from loss of bone density. Here’s to your new favorite fruit!