April 21, 2017

Here are 10 reasons why you should eat prunes:
 

Healthy Bones

Your bones are living, growing tissue that are affected by your diet and exercise. When you eat a well-balanced diet that includes prunes, your body will maintain and rebuild bone mineral density. As a yogi, bone health is especially important to keep your bones strong so you can continue a r...

April 18, 2017

Prunes are nature’s most unhip fruits. Perceived as dry and wrinkly, they elicit snickers and jokes about old people and regularity. But cast the bad reputation aside, and you’ll see that they’re unsung jewels. Sweet as candy, they’re also packed with fiber and vitamin A. They’re not leathery either; prunes are some of the moistest, softest dried fruit...

April 18, 2017

Fruit purees can be used successfully to replace some of the fat in baked goods.


 

Prune Puree
Puree 1/2 cup pitted prunes (or equal amounts of prunes and dried apples) and 1/4 cup water in a blender or processor until smooth. The dark color and strong flavor of this fat replacement make it best suited to chocolate-based or heavily spiced baked goods. 

April 18, 2017

Research by the University of Liverpool has found that eating prunes as part of a weight control diet can improve weight loss.

Consumption of dried fruit is not readily recommended during weight loss despite evidence it enhances feelings of fullness.

However, a study by the University's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society of 100 overweight and ob...

April 18, 2017

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup mashed banana

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup chopped pitted prunes

    Directions

  • Prep - 15 m

  • Cook - 2...

April 18, 2017

Prunes (or shall we call them dried plums?) have been sold as a popular digestive remedy for decades, but what are some other great reasons to eat prunes?

1. They protect against cardiovascular diseases and other chronic illnesses
Prunes and plums contain high levels of phytonutrients called phenols. They’re particularly high in two unique phytonutrient...

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