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    Prunes are a good source of fiber and have long been recognized as a nutrient-rich fruit with multiple health benefits. But according to a recent study from Tufts University in Boston, prunes may also help slow the aging process in both the body and brain. The study ranked the antioxidant value of commonly eaten fruits and vegetables using an analysis called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity). Prunes topped the list with more than twice the antioxidant capacity as other high-scoring fruits such as blueberries and raisins.

    ORAC is a test tube analysis that measures the total antioxidant power of foods and other chemical substances. Early findings suggest that this same antioxidant activity translates to animals, protecting cells and their components from oxidative damage.

    "If these studies are borne out in further research, young and middle-aged people may be able to reduce their risk of diseases of aging ”“ including senility ”“ simply by adding high antioxidant foods to their diets," said Floyd P. Horn, administrator of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, in Beltsville, Md.

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    Prunes are rich in fiber and phytochemicals and cholesterol-free. Important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, including retinol, iron and potassium are present in prunes. It lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
     

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