Good for your gut, your bones, and athletic performance. Prunes really are for life! Feel better - Do More!
If you've never experienced the deliciousness of prunes, we are happy to introduce you. Why prunes? Well, prunes are one of the sweetest, softest fruits with amazing health benefits, and it turns out that it’s natures’ perfect endurance food. So, here’s what you’ve been missing that will forever change your life and improve your everyday!
Nutrient-dense California Prunes are packed with vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin K, potassium and magnesium, that help support overall health and nutrition. With 3 g of fiber per serving and no added sugars, low-glycemic California Prunes are a naturally sweet, fat-free, and gut-friendly food — a true nutrient powerhouse!
1. Antioxidant Rich & Packed Full of Vitamins and Minerals
Time to ditch your mulit-vitamins forever! Prunes boast the highest antioxidant capacity of any dried fruit! Period. Prunes are naturally high in polyphenols, which include the antioxidants that protect DNA against damage, decrease inflammation and may even help prevent cancer.
2. Low Glycemic for Blood Sugar Control
Prunes are a type of fruit which means that they are full of naturally occurring carbs and sugars. Our bodies use these carbs and sugars for energy and fruit is the purest source! These natural sugars are not going to make you less-healthy or directly cause weight gain. The vitamins, minerals, and fiber found all work together to slow down your body's intake of glucose. As a result your blood sugar levels remain stabilized; no sugar crashes. (Prunes have the lowest glycemic index (26) and glycemic load (10) of any dried fruit!)
3. Slow-Burn Energy
If you haven’t read my rant on the keto diet, you can do so here. If you’ve ever tried one of those low-carb diets you know that by the end of the day you're tired, cranky, and craving every single unhealthy food imaginable? That's because (despite what every unrealistic article & fad diet out there says) the human body needs carbs. Natural, healthy carbs like those found in prunes FUEL us better for long, busy work days and POWER us through workouts. Time to ditch the high-glycemic "energy" bars that leave you starving 30-45 minutes later and eat a Fourpoints Bar for energy that lasts.
4. Gut Health
The fiber content in prunes makes them fantastic for digestive health and improving bowel movements. Prunes can help with IBS symptoms and even reduce one's risk for colon cancer. Thanks to all that fiber you’re also left feeling fuller longer.