7 Huge Benefits of Prune Juice

Not all sweet beverages are bad for you. Prune juice is loaded with nutrients that can improve your health and prevent diseases.

Prune juice is made using dried plums, therefore itíll offer all the nutrients found in plums. Plus it will keep you hydrated.

Here are 7 reasons to drink prune juice regularly.

1. May prevent anemia

As you may know, anemia is caused by low amounts of healthy red blood cells in the body. Well, prune juice contains iron which helps make red blood cells.

A cup of prune juice contains 6 mg of iron, thatís 34 percent of the daily recommended intake.

2. May relieve constipation

Prune juice is popular among elderly folks because it fights constipation and indigestion. But we know that constipation affects people of all ages.

This study found that prune products relieve constipation and improve bowel movement.

Related: 10 Proven Remedies for Chronic Constipation

3. May lower cholesterol levels

High cholesterol levels can cause plaque buildup in the arteries and this increases risk of stroke or heart attack.

Prune juice has been proven to prevent buildup of plaque. According to this study, the antioxidants in prunes help lower cholesterol levels.

4. May lower risk of colon cancer

Prune juice can be beneficial in the fight against cancer. In this study, researchers found that prune juice hindered growth of cancer in the colon.

5. May balance blood sugar levels

Just because prune juice is sweet doesnít mean it will spike blood sugar levels. In fact, moderate intake of prune juice can regulate blood sugar levels.

Prune juice contains soluble fiber which has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and slow sugar absorption from foods.

6. May lower risk of liver disease

One study found that drinking prune juice can improve liver function and prevent diseases of the liver.

7. May prevent osteoporosis

According to this study, dried plums can prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women who have high risk of osteoporosis. Additionally, research shows that dried plums prevent loss of bone mass caused by radiation.

I may also note that prune juice contains boron, a mineral which helps strengthen the bones.

You may be wondering; how is it possible to make juice from dried plums? Actually, itís not complicated at all. Hereís how to make prune juice.

  1. Remove pits from the dried plums (1 cup).
  2. Boil 5 cups of water. Put the prunes in a container then add the boiled water until the prunes are fully submerged. Store the remaining boiled water for later use.
  3. Soak the prunes for 12-24 hours. After soaking them blend them with the water they were soaked in until the mixture is smooth.
  4. †Strain the mixture to get rid of the particles.
  5. Add the remaining boiled water to the mixture. The juice can stay fresh for a week in the refrigerator.

Drink prune juice in moderation if you want to drop pounds. A cup of prune juice contains 182 calories.

When was the last time you drank prune juice?

49 comments

Danuta W
Danuta W1 months ago

Thanks for sharing

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Margie FOURIE
Margie FOURIE1 months ago

Prune juice will set you free.

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Edgar Z
Edgar Zuim1 months ago

Here's a fantastic recipe for prune: before bed put two prunes in a glass of water. In the morning, when you wake up, drink the water and eat the two prunes. I use it for many years and it is very effective for avoiding constipation.

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Winn A
Winn A1 months ago

Thanks

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Winn A
Winn A1 months ago

Noted

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ERIKA S
ERIKA S1 months ago

thank you

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Elena P
Elena P2 months ago

Thank you

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Elena P
Elena P2 months ago

Thank you

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Julie W
Julie W2 months ago

The recipe seems like a fussy way to make prune juice. I eat prunes and Greek yogurt every morning for breakfast. I just cook the prunes in water for about 15 minutes, cool them and drink any excess. Nothing could be simpler. Though I think it's probably better to eat the whole fruit to get the important fibre.

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Anne Moran
Anne M2 months ago

We all know about prune juice...

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