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October 23, 2012
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A fruit proven to prevent and reverse bone loss affiliated to osteoporosis? (1) Really? Which one? Dried plums (better known as prunes)! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc wants you to know what's best for your bones, so check this out.

Osteoporosis is really an effect of loss of bone over time, typically showing up in women who begin losing bone mass at a rate of 3% to 5% a year in the first 5 to 7 postmenopausal years and in men after 65 years of age. (2,3) Now, you can't go back and be a teenager again to build the bone, so depend on your Fort Wayne chiropractor to share with you well-cataloged tips to control your osteoporosis like eat more dried plums!

Dried plums are a superior source of polyphenols which may be somewhat accountable for the anabolic and anti-resorptive effects of dried plum on bone. Other bone modulating components like potassium and vitamin K may play a role as well. (1) Regardless, dried plums are delicious bone-enhancers!

Actually, one set of researchers sums up dried plums' role in osteoporosis care by saying that dried plums include proanabolic factors that can considerably increase bone volume and restore bone that has already been lost due to aging. Astonishing! (4)

Even in ovarian hormone deficiency, the positive effects of dried plums on bone structural and biomechanical properties are seen. (5)

So is it the dried plum itself or its mixture of parts that are accountable for improving skeletal health? (1) The researchers are not sure, but it appears logical to include some dried plums (prunes) in your diet if osteoporosis is of concern. They're quite tasty in muffins, breads, and other recipes if the idea of eating them plain doesn't do it for you.

Talk with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc about your diet and risk for osteoporosis. We offer gentle chiropractic care as well as nutritional advice to help optimize your healthy Fort Wayne lifestyle! Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today.