So many times we hear about prunes and think "fiber!" But you know what? There is so much more to a prune than just "fiber!" These fruits are absolutely delicious, packed with vitamins and good for your health overall. Plus, they are so sweet and flavorful, and they are just the perfect healthy snack.
But what about fiber? Let's look at this. First of all, the average adult only eats 15 grams of fiber per day, and women need 25 grams of fiber per day! Worse, men need 38 grams per day, according to the Institute of Medicine. We simply don't get enough, and each prune serving contains 3 grams of dietary fiber. That is a great way to add more fiber to your diet, in a delicious way!
Plus, prunes can support a healthy heart. A high intake of dietary fiber has been associated with a lower risk of heart disease. A study from UC Davis found that eating just 10-12 prunes daily lowered LDL cholesterol levels (the “bad” cholesterol that contributes to plaque buildup) in men.
So, what's a great way to incorporate this into your daily routine? Through a delicious smoothie, using Sunsweet Amazin' Prune Juices! This is going to give you a delicious start to your day, as well as a great way to protect your health! Cheers!
Check out all of the health benefits of all of the ingredients we used in our smoothie! (See RECIPE!)
Prune Juice: digestion, vitamin c and fiber
Blueberries: antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals
Banana: potassium and fiber
Ginger: eases a queasy early morning stomach.
Cayenne: stimulating and inspires circulation.
Lemon Juice: high in vitamin C
Coconut Water: hydrating electrolytes.