Sunsweet Growers is proud to be an Official Partner for World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2016
Help spread the word about better bone health and get involved
Led by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, World Osteoporosis Day takes place every year to shine a light on the importance of bone health. This year’s theme, Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future, is focused on preventative methods and the importance of early action to protect bone and muscle health.
Bone strength and density are crucial components to overall well-being and can be heavily influenced by nutrition. Emerging research suggests that the nutrients found in prunes can lead to improved bone health. Namely, a recent study suggests that osteopenic, postmenopausal women who ate 50 grams of prunes per day (about 4-5 prunes) for six months experienced improved bone mineral density at the end of the clinical trial.
Prunes are emerging as a surprising fruit that can have a positive impact on bone health. Not only do prunes contain a variety of nutrients that play a role in bone building, structure, maintenance and breakdown – like vitamin K, phosphorus, boron and potassium – but research continues to show that prunes help support healthy bones. Sunsweet Growers Inc. is a proud supporter of WOD and incorporating bone-building habits – like eating a daily serving of prunes (4-5 prunes) – into a regular lifestyle routine.
For additional information and access to bone healthy lifestyle tips, recipes and more, visit: http://sunsweetworldosteoporosisday.com/.