6 Prunes a Day May Reduce Inflammation, Osteoporosis Risks

– Declining estrogen levels during menopause may trigger an increase in inflammation.

Inflammation is associated with the development of osteoporosis.

However, daily prune consumption may help reduce this inflammation.

Dietary factors like calcium and vitamin D also help prevent bone loss.

Weight-bearing exercise and monitoring through DEXA scans can also help.

Damani said the purpose of the study was to look at the effect of two different doses of prune consumption on inflammatory markers in postmenopausal people.

Prunes help battle inflammation

Shereen Jegtvig, a nutritionist at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, said that people can put the findings of this study to work right now in helping to prevent future bone loss.

Eating to prevent bone loss

Activities like walking, jogging, or playing tennis, which force your body to work against gravity, trigger your bones to become stronger.

Other steps to prevent bone loss