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Antiooxidant super hero -
“Dried plums” sound so much better than “prunes,” don’t they? In recent years the prune industry has tried to rebrand the food item they sell to appeal more to younger people, and especially women ages 35- 50 rather than the geriatric crowd. Whatever name you want to use, they are still sweet and delicious and have benefits beyond stimulating the bowels to move.
Did you know prunes have some of the highest antioxidant amounts of all foods (foods tested that is). According to the USDA website (https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/fnrb/fnrb499/), here is the breakdown of fruits and veggies that have the highest amounts of antioxidants:
Top Antioxidant Foods
Besides being a member of the 614Fitness community, Liz is a Registered Dietitian and staff dietitian at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. She has published numerous articles on diet and appears often on local television.