A new study suggests daily prune consumption may reduce osteoporosis risk after menopause due to the phenomenal mineral content in prunes.
An estimated 13.6 million people in the U.S. over the age of 50 will develop osteoporosis—a loss of bone strength caused by reduced mineral density of the bones—by the year 2030. Osteoporosis increases the risk of fracture, especially in older adults. People who experience menopause have lower levels of estrogen, which trigger an increase in inflammation in the body, which can also contribute to bone loss.
“Our findings suggest that consumption of six to 12 prunes per day may reduce pro-inflammatory mediators that may contribute to bone loss in postmenopausal women. Thus, prunes might be a promising nutritional intervention to prevent the rise in inflammatory mediators often observed as part of the aging process,” said Janhavi Damani, MS, first author of the study.
Minerals provide the foundation of life for humans, and many Americans are woefully deficient due to eating the Standard American Diet of fast food or faux food. Without proper levels of minerals in our bodies, we risk all kinds of maladies from anemia (low iron) to bone loss (low calcium, magnesium, phosphorus) to muscle cramping (low magnesium, potassium) and more.
We need the right mineral content in our interstitial fluids to facilitate the transmission of synapses between nerves and keep our body’s electrical system in good order. This is especially important for those of us with nervous system conditions like multiple sclerosis.
This is the that I recommend to my clients because, as an ionic preparation, it is very bio-available. Additionally, it is free from fillers or other additives that could trigger inflammation.