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Prunes

Posted on: 2nd December 2016

Good for the gut?

Eating prunes (or dried plums) can improve gut health and reduce the risk of colon cancer, the second most lethal cancer in the West.

The fruit is packed with healthy properties that re-establish the gut’s good bacteria that can naturally fight off colon cancer.

 

prunesHow does it work?

They contain phenolic compounds that can work as antioxidants that neutralise the damaging effects on our DNA of free radicals.

A healthy gut environment protects against colon cancer, as has been demonstrated in several studies involving laboratory rats.

Source – Experimental Biology conference, Boston, September 25, 2015