Prunes have an enviable reputation as a laxative and it now seems they may protect you from colon cancer, too.
Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina have found that consuming dried plums maintains a healthy balance of bacteria within the lower colon which is associated with a lower bowel cancer risk.
However, weight loss seemed to speed up in the prune group towards the end of the study.
Despite their unattractive brown, wrinkled appearance, prunes have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruit. Made by drying certain varieties of plum, of which the most popular is the d’Agen sugar plum, it takes around 3.5kg fresh plums to produce 1kg prunes.
As a result, prunes are a concentrated powerhouse of antioxidants originally present in the fresh plums. They are also an excellent source of soluble fibre, which fuels the growth of beneficial, probiotic bowel bacteria.
The so-called Lazy Bowel Syndrome is usually the main reason for excess fat around the stomach.
It stops burning down the fat cells around the belly and slows down the detoxification of the body. Nutritionists say that there is a solution for this problem, and it is very simple.
Substitute your ordinary breakfast with this healthy and most delicious breakfast, because it contains vitamins and minerals that improve the condition of the skin, the hair, normalize metabolism and strengthens the body. This daily breakfast will help you to eliminate impurities from the body and cleanse the bowel.
It also solves the problem of lazy bowel and constipation, burning fat and normalize weight. After a month of drinking this cocktail, you can easily lose 3-5 pounds of weight too. The skin, hair, and the nails become healthy and beautiful, and the stomach will slowly melt
It is pretty simple and easy to prepare:
You will need:
- – 300 ml of kefir (or low-fat yogurt)
- – 2 tbsp of oat flakes
- – 1 tsp ground flaxseed
- – 1 tsp of cocoa powder
- – 5-7 prunes
- Prepare this in the evening, so you’ll have it ready the next day.
- Soak the prunes in 100 ml. of boiling water.
- Cover and leave on for 5-10 minutes.
- During this time put in a bowl the oat flakes, milled flax seeds and cocoa.
- Pour the kefir over it and mix well.
- Chop the prunes and add to the previous batter.
- Mix it all well and leave in the fridge.
Enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast the next morning. The results will be visible very soon.