Bone and Digestive Health with Sunsweet Prunes

Bone & Digestive Health at Every Age

the benefits of prunes and prune juice for bone and digestive health

Children and Teens Adults Older Adults Elderly Adults
children & teens adults older adults elderly adults
Important
Life Events
Growth and development Pregnancy Menopause Healthy aging
Bone Health
Bone-Building Years
90% peak bone mass achieved by age 18-201
Bone-Building Years
Peak bone mass complete by age 301
Initial Rapid Bone Loss
First five years after menopause2
Gradual Bone Loss
Men and women lose bone at the same rate by age 65-703
Digestive Health Up to 30% of children experience constipation4 Constipation affects up to 38% of pregnancies5 Adults in the U.S. consume only 50% the recommended amount of fiber on average6 The digestive system slows down and becomes less efficient, making fiber even more important for healthy aging
Peak Bone Mass: The point when bones have reached their maximum strength and density
Children & teens
children & teens
Important during
Growth and development
Bone-Building Years
90% peak bone mass achieved by age 18-201
Peak Bone Mass: The point when bones have reached their maximum strength and density
DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Up to 30% of children experience constipation4
Adults
adults
Important during
Pregnancy
Bone-Building Years
Peak bone mass complete by age 301
Constipation affects up to 38% of pregnancies5
DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Peak Bone Mass: The point when bones have reached their maximum strength and density
Older adults
older adults
Important during
Menopause
Initial Rapid Bone Loss
First five years after menopause2
DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Adults in the U.S. consume only 50% the recommended amount of fiber on average6
Elderly adults
elderly adults
Important during
Healthy aging
Gradual Bone Loss
Men and women lose bone at the same rate by age 65-703
DIGESTIVE HEALTH
The digestive system slows down and becomes less efficient, making fiber even more important for healthy aging

bone health7

Prunes contain several bioactive compounds that likely work together to protect the bone, including fiber, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, boron, copper and polyphenols.

Bone health

Multiple studies suggest prunes may help to prevent bone loss. A recent study showed benefits with just 5-6 prunes per day in post­-menopausal women. The results have been replicated in men.

A year-long study saw an increase in bone mineral density of the ulna and lumbar spine in people who ate 10-11 prunes per day.

digestive health

Prunes, and prune juice, contain fiber (soluble & insoluble) and naturally-occurring sorbitol, which contribute to digestive health.

Digestive health

Soluble vs. Insoluble fiber: Soluble fiber combines with water in the stomach, which results in a slower digestion time, but aids in the increase of absorbed nutrients whereas insoluble fiber pulls water into the small intestine, which provides bulk into the stool.

Sorbitol: Sugar alcohol that is minimally absorbed and helps draw water into the small intestine.

Research suggests that prunes are safe, palatable and more effective than psyllium for the treatment of mild to moderate constipation.8

Sunsweet Prune Juice Bottle

the power of prunes

Fiber plays an important role in the microbiome. Each delicious serving of Sunsweet Amaz!n® Prune Juice is a natural source of 3 grams of fiber.

Prunes

Prunes are a sweet snack with no added sugar. A serving of prunes counts toward your daily fruit goal of 2 servings.

Prunes

Compared to other dried fruits, prunes are lower in naturally-occurring sugar and have a low glycemic index.

3g Fiber Vitamin C 2g Fiber 100 Calories 60 Calories Fat Free Low Glycemic Index Gluten Free Vitamin A Vitamin C