Walk into a high-end health food store these days, and you’re bound to find a shelf of pricey specialty honeys purporting to tickle your tastebuds with distinctive flavors. But isn’t it all just one big marketing ploy? Do they really taste that much different from standard honey? The science says yes.
Not a fan of prunes? You’re not alone. In fact, women ages 25 to 54 react so negatively to the idea of prunes that the California Prune Board pressured the Food and Drug Administration to change their name to the more appealing ‘dried plums’ (which they technically are), and it worked! Sales of this super-healthy purple fruit have hit new heights.
…Beyond the benefits to your digestive tract, and the fact that they offer a sweet hit for only 30 calories, plums and prunes have many other wonderful health properties.
There’s a recipe at the end for plum-quinoa salad.
What the article doesn’t mention is that plums/prunes increase the absorption of iron. Ladies, are you listening? Because as prunes/plums are good for weight loss too. But be aware that there is a reasonable amount of vitamin K in them, so mind how much you consume. For more information on plums/prunes, see this link.