Women over 40 lose up to 1 % of bone density annually, which can lead to increased risk of fractures and decreased mobility. The delicious fix: prunes! These sweet, fiber-filled gems are loaded with boron, vitamin K, potassium and magnesium, nutrients that work in tandem to significantly enhance bone formation for women over 65 years old. And it doesn’t take much, according to researchers at San Diego State University. Their study-proven Rx: 5 prunes a day.
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