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Why California Prunes Should Be Your Favorite Snack This Year

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TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Canadians are focused on health and wellness, and as a result, they seek out healthy snacks and foods that will help them improve their diet and lifestyle over the course of their life. the year to come.

“One snack that should be considered during the winter months, when fresh fruit is more expensive, is California prunes,” says Canadian dietitian Angela Dufour. “Prunes contain dietary fiber, are low on the glycemic index, which helps manage sugar levels, and a serving of five prunes contains only 100 calories.”

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Prunes are a delicious shelf life alternative to fresh fruit and a convenient, portable snack. Three recent studies show that prunes are not only tasty, but also offer gut, bone and heart health benefits:

  • Researchers at the University of Liverpool * found that study participants who ate prunes reported reduced hunger levels and improved satiety compared to people choosing other snacks in a test of 12 weeks.
  • New research from the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences ** at San Diego State University reports that daily consumption of prunes has a protective effect on bone health in men over 50. This study is the first of its kind to examine the beneficial effect of prunes on bones in men. . The study authors reported that men who ate prunes showed improvements in bone geometry indicating greater bone strength.
  • There are studies that link a positive balance of cultures of good bacteria in our gut with our mental health, and research shows that the gut-brain connection is more influential than previously thought. *** Prunes from California are a great way to meet its fibers. needs, which contribute to the maintenance of intestinal health. They also contain sorbitol, phenols, and pre and probiotics, which all work together to promote good gut bacteria.

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For more information on how California Prunes can contribute to a healthy, balanced diet, visit californiaprunes.ca for nutritional tips and healthy recipes, including California Prunes.

* Harrold J. et al, 2021. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nbu.12528
** Hooshmand S. et al, 2021. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jmf.2021.0080
*** Skonieczna-Zydecka K. et al, 2018. https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/7/12/521

REMARK: The research included in * and ** was funded by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service with contributions from the California Prune Board and the Californian Raisin Administrative Committee. Funders were not involved in the writing or content of the manuscripts.

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EDITOR’S NOTES
Please do not use quotes from this press release in any news story or story without the express permission of the California Prune Board.

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA PRUNE BOARD
Established in 1952, the California Prune Board aims to amplify the high-end positioning and priority brand awareness of California prunes through advertising, public relations, promotion, nutritional research, crop management and sustainability research and problem management. The California Prune Board represents approximately 800 prune growers and 28 prune, juice and ingredient managers under the authority of the California Secretary of Food and Agriculture.

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Why California Prunes Should Be Your Favorite Snack This Year Why California Prunes Should Be Your Favorite Snack This Year

Why California Prunes Should Be Your Favorite Snack This Year

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