What happens if you eat prunes every day? The incredible benefits of prunes.
Prunes are the dried fruit of plum of different varieties: Hungarian (Italian and common), Stanley, Greengage Altana, Kroman, reports Rus.Media.
Quality prunes should be soft but elastic, not dry. With the right drying one kilogram of fresh plums obtained about two hundred grams of dried fruit.
The first prunes were obtained in the VI century BC on the territories located along the coast of the Caspian sea. Scientists believe that the locals began podvyalit ripe plums in the sun, trying to increase the shelf life of the crop.
Prunes are used to make candy (e.g., “Prune in chocolate”), desserts, salads, meat and vegetable hot dishes, as a filling for pies and ingredient for compote. Folk healers use the plums to treat a range of disorders in the body.
Composition plum: vitamins and minerals
Vitamin composition of plum is so rich that you do not include these fruits in your diet — just a crime!
Vitamins in 100 g of dried plums
A, retinol and equivalent compounds — 38,713 mcg
B5, Pantothenate — 0,419 mg
C, ascorbic acid — 0,577 mg
B1, thiamin — 0,049 mg
B6, pyridoxine — 0,203 mg
E, alpha-tocopherol, tocopherole equivalent — 0,427 mg
B2, Riboflavin — 0,184 mg
PP, nicotinic acid, nacinovic equivalent — 1,879 mg
B9, folic acid — mcg 3,904
B4, choline — 10,093 mg
In addition, dried plums discovered such useful compounds phylloquinone (vitamin K, content — 59,494 g per 100 g of product) and betaine (0,399 mg per 100 g).
Macronutrients in 100 g of dried plums
Phosphorus — 68,773 mg
Magnesium — 40,836 mg
Potassium — 731,294 mg
Sodium — 1,944 mg
Calcium — 42,106 mg
Fluorine — 3,966 mcg
Dried plum of medium size weighs 15 grams. This means that in 1 fruit contains about 36 calories. In a standard 200-ml glass holds about 250 g of dried plums. The energy value of this portion of the product — 600 kcal.
Use prunes for the body
The concentration of vitamins, minerals and fiber, prunes are significantly higher than fresh plums, so the dried product is much easier to use for medicinal purposes.
Prunes are incredibly important for all systems of the human body. Nutritionists often prescribe it as a purgative and to improve the flow of bile and the secretion of gastric juice.
If every day to eat 5 prunes — you can forget about diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and lose most of the excess weight. Benefits of prunes for other organs and systems is also obvious.
According to statistics from the Russian Association on osteoporosis, in Russia there are 14 million people with a diagnosis of “osteoporosis”, and another 20 million observed osteopenia (reduced bone mass).
Prunes helps to prevent brittle bones. This problem is particularly acute for women in menopause. Scientists from the University of Florida said that daily consumption of 10 dried plums can help to prevent the development of osteoporosis and avoid fractures.
“During my career I have tested numerous fruits, including figs, dates, dried strawberries and raisins, but none of them are for efficiency, not even close to prunes. From the standpoint of bone health, prunes is exceptional,” said the Professor of the University of Florida Bahram, Arjmandi.
Dried plum — a mild, but effective laxative. In order to cope with long-term constipation, enough before each meal to eat 3 steamed in boiling water of the fruit or drink a half Cup of prepared broth.
For the heart
Polyphenols, potassium and other nutrients supplied to the body by eating prunes, adding strength and elasticity of the vessel walls, strengthen the heart muscle, normalizes heart rate. Due to this, people who regularly include these dried fruits in your diet, significantly reduced the risk of developing heart disease.
For the kidneys
Dried plums have diuretic effect, help to cope even with severe swelling, improve kidney function, promote the excretion of toxins from the body.
Prunes are rich in vitamin A, has a positive effect on vision. This product is best for people who spend a lot of time on the computer or underwent a surgical operation on the eyes.
For vitamin deficiency
Fresh prunes are a source of nutrients. People who daily eat 3-4 dried plum, less frequently confronted with manifestations of hypovitaminosis and diseases, which develop on the background of deficiency of vitamins, micro – and macroelements.
The pulp of dried plums contain compounds that have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. A decoction of prunes is an effective means for rinsing the mouth with angina, stomatitis and other diseases accompanied by inflammation of the soft tissues of the oral cavity and oropharynx.
To slow aging
Prunes are rich in antioxidant compounds that allow the body to successfully withstand the negative effects of free radicals. Daily consumption of dried plums helps to slow down aging of organs, tissues and systems of the human body, to reduce the likelihood of tumors.
To enhance immunity
By eating plums in the body receives substances that strengthen the immune system, reduce the risk of developing infections and colds, minimizing the influence of negative environmental factors on organs and tissues of the human body.
For the proper functioning of the nervous system
B vitamins and other nutrients present in the pulp of prunes, leading to normal functioning of the nervous system, reduce the negative impact of stress on the body, help to fight with anxiety, increased irritability, insomnia.
To combat corns and calluses
In folk medicine, dried plums used to combat corns and calluses. Dry the fruit is boiled in full-fat milk during 7 minutes, cut in half and apply the cut to the problem area. After draining cools, it is replaced by a new one. The total duration of each procedure — 10 minutes.
To increase potency
With regular consumption of prunes increases the potency, improves the composition of ejaculation in men, attenuated the symptoms of premenstrual and menopausal syndrome in women.
Benefits of prunes for weight loss and cleaning
Energy value of dried plums — 256 kcal. Approximately 57 g amount of sugar. High-calorie Product, but it does not prevent to use it for weight loss. On the unique qualities of prunes founded by a number of popular diets, such as diet Professor Uglova.
Possessing choleretic, diuretic and laxative effects, prunes helps to clean the intestines from fecal deposits, withdraw excess water from the body.
Another of the advantages of prune the large content of potassium. Potassium is indispensable for the normal course of metabolic processes. Everyone knows that excess weight appears because of metabolic disorders. The normal concentration of potassium in the body helps to solve this problem.
Rules for the use of prunes for weight loss
The daily rate of the product should not exceed 100 g.
To use dried, preferably in the morning.
You cannot combine the use of prunes and other laxatives.
Dried fruits are allowed to eat before the meal or after it, add to salads, cereals, drinks. As part of a healthy balanced diet, a dry drain can be a healthy snack between meals to help reduce hunger. Prunes contains a lot of fiber, which creates a feeling of fullness in the stomach.
To cleanse the body you can spend a fasting day. With his help get rid of 1-2 kg of excess weight that is due to the cleansing of the body. On this day, it is not recommended to leave the house, also should refuse excessive exercise and be sure to drink more fluids.
To conduct discharge will require 25-30 dried plums and clean water, herbal teas, unsweetened tea. Every 2 hours need to eat 3-4 steamed plum, drinking plenty of water.
Only during the day drink at least 3 liters of fluid. If the evening will feel a strong hunger, it is allowed to drink a glass of kefir or unsweetened yogurt.
A recipe for rolls of bacon with prunes
This simple to prepare appetizer can be your magic wand on all occasions. After all, to do a couple of dozen rolls in 10 minutes and after 15-20 minutes of baking in the oven they can bring to the table.
12 strips of bacon or bacon (200 g)
12 dried plums, pitted
12 halves of walnuts
12 wooden toothpicks
You have to get ready meats, and not a piece of meat, so as to cut bacon so thin yourself is almost impossible, unless using special equipment.
Half of a walnut put the prunes and gently push. Then lay out a dried plum to the edge strips of bacon, roll roll, and secure it with a toothpick.
Put rolls in a baking dish in a single layer. Grease the form is not needed, since heat from the bacon will stand out enough fat.
Bake rolls in a preheated 180 degree oven for 15-20 minutes to severe Browning.
Rosy and juicy rolls of bacon with prunes and walnuts ready!
If you cook a variety of dishes with prunes, then stop it will be impossible, the main thing — to start, you say thank you and to the body, and figure. Bon appetit and good health!