Besides good consumed to overcome constipation, a recent study says it turns out the plums are also effective for maintaining bone density, especially for women after menopause.
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Nutritional Sciences has found that postmenopausal women can be helped to face osteoporotic fractures with only a consumption of about 10 dried plums a day.
In fact they claim that the fruit is believed to come from China is much better than figs, dates, dried strawberries, dried apples, and raisins in a function increases bone density.
To discover this fact, they are more than a year doing research on two groups of postmenopausal women. The first group, consisting of 55 women, were instructed to consume 100 grams of dried plums (about 10 pieces) per day.
While the second consisted of 45 women and were instructed to consume 100 grams of dried apples. All participants also received an additional daily dose of calcium and vitamin D.
The result, the group who consumed dried plums have a higher bone mineral density at the ulna (one of two long bones in the forearm, and spine) compared with the group who ate dried apples.
“During my career, I have been testing a lot of fruit, including figs, dates, strawberries and raisins, and none of them have effects that are equivalent to the effect that given the plums to the bone density” jelasa Bahram H. Arjmandi, Florida State professor and chairman of the U.S. Department of Nutritional Sciences.
For that Arjmandi confirmed for the women who care about bone health to always regular consumption of plums. Because according to him in the first five to seven years after menopause, women at risk of losing bone density as much as three to five percent per year.