Prunes and Osteoporosis

Updated: November 29, 2022

Reviewed By:
Dr. Liz Lipski – AlgaeCal Scientific Advisory Board Member
PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMP, BCHN, LDN
Professor and Director of Academic Development, Nutrition programs in Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

The term “superfood” gets thrown around a lot, but research shows that prunes may actually deserve this title, particularly when it comes to bone health.

In this article, we’ll explore what the science has to say about prunes and bone health and highlight some prune-specific nutrients that may be responsible for their bone-boosting qualities. 

How Does Osteoporosis Form?

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes your bones to become weak and brittle and, therefore, more prone to breaks and fractures.

Your bones are constantly going through a process of breaking down and reforming. When you’re young, the process of bone formation outpaces the breakdown process. However, once you get into your 30s, you reach your peak bone mass density (BMD), and from there, the process of breakdown slowly starts to outpace the reformation process.

While it is natural for your bone density to slowly decline into adulthood, osteoporosis occurs when other factors accelerate this process to the point that BMD is low enough to produce fractures.

Hormonal changes, nutrient deficiencies, sedentary lifestyles, and several other factors can play a role in the progression of bone mineral loss [1].

With that being said, the integrity of your bones in childhood may also impact your susceptibility to osteoporosis later in life [2].

Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss?

The good news about bone mineral density is that, in many cases, you can reverse the loss of bone and increase bone strength and integrity. 

Several factors come into play regarding bone regrowth, including physical activity, lifestyle factors, and of course, nutrition. 

Interestingly, prunes (which are simply dried plums) have become a fruit of interest for bone mineral density.

In one study, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis consumed 100 grams of either dried apples or prunes daily for one year. At the end of the one-year trial, the women who had consumed prunes saw significantly higher bone mineral density (BMD) than their dried apple counterparts [3].

To follow up on their findings, a second trial was conducted where women with osteoporosis consumed only 50 grams of prunes daily instead of 100 (that’s about 4 or 5 prunes as opposed to 9 or 10). Even with half the original amount of prunes, the investigators reported significant preservation of BMD. This is especially useful information as prunes have a tendency to cause loose bowels, and five prunes per day are generally tolerated much easier than 10. 

According to the lead investigator, Dr. Bahram Arjmandi, the difference in BMD came (at least in part) from prunes’ ability to suppress the rate of bone resorption (bone breakdown) [4].

Other research suggests that prunes’ antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity may help protect or prevent bone loss. Prunes are high in bioactive compounds like phenolics, along with a variety of vitamins and minerals. These nutrients can help combat oxidative stress and reduce inflammation – two pathologies involved in bone loss [5].
In a research review examining cell studies, the authors conclude that prunes may enhance bone formation and inhibit bone breakdown through their actions on signaling pathways that directly influence bone cells (osteoclasts and osteoblasts). Of course, this would be due to the aforementioned bioactive compounds in prunes [6].

Why Are Prunes Good for Bone Health?

While we may not have the exact mechanisms for prunes’ beneficial impact on bone health, what we do know is that there are strong correlations and clinical evidence that consuming dried plums can enhance BMD [17].

Some of the potential ways in which prunes enhance bone density include:

Vitamin K and Calcium Balance

Prunes are naturally rich in the bone-building nutrient vitamin K. In fact; you can get about 21% of your daily needs in just six prunes. 

Vitamin K is a crucial nutrient for calcium homeostasis. It’s responsible for the activation of specific proteins which shuttle calcium into your bones and prevent calcium deposition in your soft tissues [7][8]. 
As a cofactor for the protein osteocalcin, vitamin K helps bone matrix formation by enhancing mineralization and the growth of hydroxyapatite crystals which make up around 60% of bone mass [9].

Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Support

As mentioned previously, inflammation and oxidative stress are two factors that can contribute to bone loss. This is especially true in postmenopausal women, where lower estrogen levels can trigger a rise in oxidative stress and inflammation. 

Prunes are regarded as one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits out there, primarily due to their composition of phenolic compounds, which are a group of phytonutrients that demonstrate positive effects on bone metabolism. 

Phenolic compounds present in prunes include 3-caffeoylquinic acid, 4-caffeoylquinic acid, 5-caffeoylquinic acid, 3-p-coumarolylquinic acid, caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid and quercetin-3-O-rutinoside (rutin) [18]. Specifically, research shows that rutin may inhibit bone loss, as observed in a rat model of osteoporosis [10]. 

Furthermore, the phenolic compounds in prunes may alter the composition of gut bacteria that make up your microbiome. This could be of great significance to bone health as studies suggest that your microbiota play a role in bone metabolism [19].

Furthermore, studies show that prunes may help to reduce inflammation by inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory compounds such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin (IL). These compounds are specifically associated with inflammatory pathways that become active in an estrogen-deficient environment [11][12].

Potassium for Calcium Preservation

Potassium is a mineral that plays an important role in balancing the process of bone resorption due to its impact on calcium. Specifically, potassium helps to neutralize your blood when it becomes too acidic. In acidic conditions, your bones start to lose vital minerals, especially calcium.

When potassium is present, it neutralizes the environment so that your bones can hold onto their minerals, making potassium a vital piece of the bone health puzzle [13][14].

Six prunes contain about 420 mg of potassium, which is about 16% of the recommended adequate daily intake [20].

Boron for Strong Bones

Plums are particularly rich in the trace element boron. 

Boron is involved in both calcium and vitamin D metabolism and the growth of bone tissue. Furthermore, research suggests that this nutrient may also be involved in sex hormone activity [15].

Studies suggest that boron may play a role in preserving BMD by stimulating bone growth and metabolism, enhancing bone microarchitecture, and promoting bone strength [4].

Copper and Manganese

Two other minerals that can be found in prunes that play a role in bone health include copper and manganese.

Manganese acts as a cofactor for several enzymes involved in the formation of bones. As a cofactor, manganese catalyzes chemical reactions to assist in the generation of new bone [22].

Meanwhile, balanced copper levels assist with the maintenance of healthy bones by supporting bone mineral density [23].

One ounce of prunes includes 4% of the RDI of each of these nutrients. 

A Range Of Other Nutrients

In addition to the bone-specific nutrients mentioned above, prunes are a rich source of a symphony of other vitamins and minerals that create the ideal environment for bone remodeling. 

Just one ounce of plums includes: [21]

  • Vitamin A: 4% of the RDI
  • Vitamin K: 21% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B2: 3% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B3: 3% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 3% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 6% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 2% of the RDI

Takeaway

While there’s no single food that can take care of all your bone health needs, prunes might be the closest thing we have to a bone-health superfood. 

From what research currently shows, as few as five prunes a day may be enough to start making significant changes in your bone mineral density [16].

Keep in mind, however, that many of these studies also include calcium supplementation since prunes themselves are not great sources of calcium. 

The takeaway? Adding prunes to your bone-health regimen is an excellent idea as long as you’re also incorporating other nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D in your daily protocol.

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References

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  2. Kralick, Alexandra E., and Babette S. Zemel. “Evolutionary perspectives on the developing skeleton and implications for lifelong health.” Frontiers in endocrinology 11 (2020): 99.
  3. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110818093048.htm
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  5. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220209112110.htm
  6. Wallace, Taylor C. “Dried plums, prunes and bone health: a comprehensive review.” Nutrients 9.4 (2017): 401.
  7. Theuwissen, Elke, Egbert Smit, and Cees Vermeer. “The role of vitamin K in soft-tissue calcification.” Advances in Nutrition 3.2 (2012): 166-173.
  8. Hauschka, Peter V. “Osteocalcin: the vitamin K-dependent Ca2+-binding protein of bone matrix.” Pathophysiology of Haemostasis and Thrombosis 16.3-4 (1986): 258-272.
  9. Feng, Xu. “Chemical and biochemical basis of cell-bone matrix interaction in health and disease.” Current chemical biology 3.2 (2009): 189-196.
  10. Horcajada‐Molteni, Marie‐Noëlle, et al. “Rutin inhibits ovariectomy‐induced osteopenia in rats.” Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 15.11 (2000): 2251-2258.
  11. Damani, Janhavi, et al. “The Effect of 12-Month Prune (Dried Plum) Supplementation on Pro-inflammatory Cytokine Secretion in Postmenopausal Women.” Current Developments in Nutrition 6.Supplement_1 (2022): 975-975.
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  14. Zwart, Sara R., Alan R. Hargens, and Scott M. Smith. “The ratio of animal protein intake to potassium intake is a predictor of bone resorption in space flight analogues and in ambulatory subjects.” The American journal of clinical nutrition 80.4 (2004): 1058-1065.
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  16. Hooshmand, S., et al. “The effect of two doses of dried plum on bone density and bone biomarkers in osteopenic postmenopausal women: a randomized, controlled trial.” Osteoporosis International 27.7 (2016): 2271-2279.
  17. Wallace, Taylor C. “Dried plums, prunes and bone health: a comprehensive review.” Nutrients 9.4 (2017): 401.
  18. http://phenol-explorer.eu/contents/food/51
  19. Yan, Qihui, Liping Cai, and Weiying Guo. New Advances in Improving Bone Health Based on Specific Gut Microbiota.” Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology (2022): 878.
  20. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Potassium-HealthProfessional/
  21. https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2032/2 
  22. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Manganese-HealthProfessional/#en6
  23. Qu, Xinhua, et al. “Serum copper levels are associated with bone mineral density and total fracture.” Journal of orthopaedic translation 14 (2018): 34-44.

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  1. Dr EJ LANGSETH

    July 27, 2017 , 11:07 pm

    Giving readers a practical range of fresh foods v. liquids is a nice change to the usual.

  2. Monica

    July 28, 2017 , 8:06 am

    Hi Dr. Langseth,

    Thanks for the feedback! That’s a great suggestion that we’ll keep in mind.

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  3. Christine

    December 6, 2019 , 7:02 pm

    I pour hot water over organic prunes. Let cool . They don’t taste so sweet and a little evaporate mile. They are yummy

  4. Megan AlgaeCal

    December 10, 2019 , 11:19 am

    Great tip, Christine!

    Thanks for sharing with us ?

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  5. Jinx

    September 19, 2022 , 1:55 pm

    Would the water remove any of the beneficial ingredients in prunes? Is it ok to dispose of the water (and excess suger dissolved in it) or do you get less benefit?

  6. Chelsea Dugas

    September 22, 2022 , 1:09 pm

    This is really a great question, Jinx! It seems there is some speculation that in some fruit, the healthy omega-3 fatty acids are destroyed when soaked, reducing the nutrient capacity. Soaking can also destroy vitamin E and carotenoids, therefore some people prefer not to soak. That said, there are potential advantages to soaking some things, but further research would be required. Hope this helps a bit!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  7. Helen McCauley

    May 15, 2024 , 4:56 pm

    I had not thought of that, what a great idea. Different brands sometimes have different consistency. Some are pretty tough.

  8. Donna Kearns

    May 30, 2024 , 8:00 pm

    I knew prunes are good for me!

  9. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 31, 2024 , 7:19 am

    Thank you for commenting, Dona! 🙂
    – Sam

  10. Ellen Johnson

    April 30, 2024 , 6:20 pm

    Eat prunes !

  11. Kit MacPherson

    May 15, 2024 , 7:48 pm

    How many prunes a day would improve bone density?

  12. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 16, 2024 , 8:29 am

    Great question, Kit! As suggested in our article, 4-5 prunes a day is effective in protecting bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. I hope this helps! 🙂
    – Sam

  13. Cherie

    May 18, 2024 , 7:34 am

    very interesting information!

  14. Kathleen Mitchell

    May 20, 2024 , 6:52 am

    I guess I will put prunes on my grocery list! Always thought of them as help for constipation rather than bone health.

  15. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 21, 2024 , 10:22 am

    Thank you for commenting, Kathleen! 🙂
    – Sam

  16. Marianne

    May 17, 2024 , 10:24 pm

    From what research currently shows, as few as five prunes a day may be enough to start making significant changes in your bone mineral density [16].

  17. Patricia Garrett

    May 18, 2024 , 10:12 am

    My mother always put chopped up prunes on our porridge in the winter. I was born in Scotland.

  18. Valerie Sinibaldi

    May 19, 2024 , 8:49 am

    Thank you great advise.

  19. Diana Campbell

    May 21, 2024 , 5:31 pm

    Prunes are very healthy

  20. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 21, 2024 , 5:37 pm

    Indeed, Diana!
    – Yoori

  21. Lila

    October 23, 2017 , 10:47 am

    I have read other articles stating much the same and I would like to know that the addition of prunes to my diet will, indeed, improve my bone density. I do have a question, though. Does the author of this article or AlgaeCal have any connection to the prune industry? Often claims such as this are based on studies performed solely by the industry stand to benefit from the public’s belief in it. If not, it is great news, indeed!
    Thank you!

  22. Monica

    October 23, 2017 , 11:26 am

    Hi Lila,

    Great question! AlgaeCal does not have any interests in the plum industry. However, after checking both studies (the initial and follow-up) I have found this:

    2011 study: The U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Arjmandi’s research. The California Dried Plum Board provided the dried plums for the study, as well as some funding to measure markers of oxidative stress.

    2017 Study: This was funded in part by the California Dried Plum Board and the United States Department of Agriculture. The authors declared no conflict of interest.

    Hope that helps!

    – Monica

  23. Anne B

    May 15, 2024 , 6:41 pm

    Good stuff! Thanks!

  24. Nancy Watson

    May 3, 2024 , 7:10 am

    I’ve always heard prunes are good for you.

  25. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:14 am

    It surely is a nutrient dense food source, Nancy!
    – Sam

  26. Lida Koronewskij

    October 27, 2018 , 3:16 pm

    Hello Monica, Thank you for your article. I like prunes but find them so sweet, along with dates, in fact all fruits, except blueberries-my favorite. For someone to curb that sweet tooth it’s almost impossible with such high fructose.
    Lida

  27. Teri

    May 21, 2024 , 9:47 am

    Great article going to start eating more prunes . I really like them so it shouldn’t be hard for me at all . Thank you

  28. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 21, 2024 , 10:45 am

    Thank you for commenting, Teri! 🙂
    – Sam

  29. Janice Colston

    April 24, 2019 , 5:56 pm

    Is drinking prune juice as effective as eating dried prunes?

  30. Jenna AlgaeCal

    April 29, 2019 , 4:00 pm

    Good question, Janice. Dried prunes have a much higher fiber content than prune juice — and the fibers in prunes help your bones absorb the minerals they need to stay dense! You may still get some benefit from prune juice, but your best bet is eating dried prunes.

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  31. TC in AZ

    April 30, 2024 , 9:35 pm

    I recently fractured my ankle. This is good information I can easily implement.

  32. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:01 pm

    We are sorry to hear. We hope our fracture healing guide HERE will be helpful for you. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    – Yoori

  33. Karen Holshouser

    May 2, 2024 , 7:28 am

    I fractured my wrist, thanks for the link with info.

  34. Jayne

    June 1, 2019 , 12:15 pm

    I put 2-3 prunes in my oatmeal for breakfast. The prunes are packaged with with potassium sorbate. Am I getting rid of the preservative by rinsing them?

  35. Blaire AlgaeCal

    November 13, 2019 , 11:34 am

    Hi Jayne,

    Thanks for reaching out!

    While rinsing them might reduce the amount of potassium sorbate on your prunes, there may still be some residue left. If possible, we do recommend finding ones without potassium sorbate or any other preservatives. For prunes that do not contain preservatives, check out this brand. ?

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  36. Karie

    September 17, 2022 , 8:48 am

    Can you give an updated brand name that link has an error

  37. Chelsea Dugas

    September 20, 2022 , 11:37 am

    Thanks for pointing this out, Karie! Another option for organic, preservative-free dried prunes could be this brand. Hope this helps! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  38. Lisa

    October 2, 2022 , 5:08 am

    Hi Blaire. I’m following the thread, however the link above, goes to an error page.
    Thank you.

  39. Brianne Bovenizer

    October 3, 2022 , 9:03 am

    Hi Lisa,

    I am so sorry that this link no longer works! HERE is a new link 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  40. Maria

    November 13, 2019 , 7:59 am

    Hi
    Are fresh prune good too?

  41. Blaire AlgaeCal

    November 13, 2019 , 11:37 am

    Hi Maria,

    Plums are definitely healthy as well; however, we do recommend eating prunes as these are more nutrient-dense. 🙂

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  42. Bsher

    July 23, 2020 , 9:54 pm

    Hi, thanks for your useful article and for your answers. Any advise please when to take these 4-5 purnes?

    Like it’s better to take them at the same time? In the morning, before meal..?

    Would be grateful if you have any advice. Thank you very much again,

  43. Megan AlgaeCal

    July 24, 2020 , 11:08 am

    Hi Bsher!

    You can eat the prunes at any time that best fits into your schedule. You may want to start with 2-3 prunes a day before progressing to 4-5. Sometimes adding a lot of fiber at once can affect bowel habits. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids as well whenever you’re increasing fiber intake 🙂

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  44. Bsher

    July 25, 2020 , 2:52 am

    Thank you for your response and for the advice,

  45. Laura Theis

    December 5, 2020 , 6:55 pm

    Great info on prunes! Gonna eat them for sure now that I read nature’s bone building fruit thank you much ?

  46. Blaire AlgaeCal

    December 7, 2020 , 3:31 pm

    So glad to hear you’re going to eat more prunes now, Laura! ?

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  47. Beth

    March 18, 2021 , 8:32 am

    Interesting and informing article. It just so happens that I recently bought some Newman’s Own organic prunes and am definitely going to add them to my morning repertoire. I have osteoporosis but do not want to go the drug route so I have been making my own raw milk kefir, raw yogurt, and raw cultured butter, as well as drinking 3-4 glasses of raw milk daily. Hopefully, all these will help show an improvement in my next bone density test. Thank you for a great article.

  48. Blaire AlgaeCal

    March 19, 2021 , 9:28 am

    We’re so glad you found this article helpful, Beth! Please do keep us updated on how your next DEXA scan goes ❤️

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  49. BARBARA ANN RAY

    October 4, 2021 , 1:02 pm

    Do you need to stop taking a multivitamin and vitamin D3 when you start taking Algaecal.

  50. Kirby Johnson

    October 7, 2021 , 3:23 pm

    Hi Barbara,

    Great question! The short answer is: it depends. If your multivitamin includes a high concentration of calcium, we usually suggest looking for an alternative supplement (which ideally wouldn’t exceed 150 mg of calcium). And vitamin D3 requirements tend to vary between individuals, but you may benefit from additional vitamin D3 depending on your current vitamin D3 blood levels. You can learn more about testing and additional supplementation recommendations HERE. AlgaeCal Plus includes a maintenance dose of vitamin D3 levels, but it’s important to know your vitamin D3 blood levels in order to get in the optimal range for bone building. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  51. Linda

    January 15, 2022 , 3:02 pm

    I buy non-sorbate prunes at Trader Joe’s.

  52. Kirby Johnson

    January 18, 2022 , 8:17 am

    Hi Linda,

    What a great way to naturally to support your bone health! Thanks so much for sharing!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  53. Penny

    February 3, 2022 , 11:01 am

    Great article, thanks. Question- I understand we can only absorb so much calcium at one time. If our, for example breakfast is particularly high in calcium should we take less AlgaeCal than we might otherwise?

  54. Kirby Johnson

    February 4, 2022 , 2:14 pm

    Penny,

    Fabulous question! Thank you so much for reaching out. The daily dosage (4 capsules) of calcium included in AlgaeCal Plus is 720mg and we always encourage our community members to eat a diet naturally rich in calcium to achieve a daily intake of ~1,200 mg. We’re happy to provide a resource for inspiration HERE. If you have any other questions or would like to discuss your specific circumstances further, please feel free to call us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). Hope this helps!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  55. Phyllis Landis

    February 13, 2022 , 7:17 am

    Do organic prunes have potassium sorbate.

  56. Chelsea Dugas

    February 14, 2022 , 12:18 pm

    Hi Phyllis!

    Organic prunes are not supposed to contain potassium sorbate as it is a chemical additive, however, it is always best to read the labels on packaging first to be sure. Hope this helps! 🙂
    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  57. Denice

    September 17, 2022 , 7:25 am

    This is great news & information!
    Good to know that only 5-6 prunes a day are effective as they contain a lot of natural sugars too. I will try to find organic prunes to incorporate into my nutrition program.
    Thank you for this post😊

  58. Chelsea Dugas

    September 19, 2022 , 12:53 pm

    Hi, Denice!

    You’re so welcome! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  59. Judy S

    September 17, 2022 , 7:51 am

    I have heard of these benefits, but what about the sugar content of this dried fruit? I try not to eat too much dried fruit for that reason.

  60. Chelsea Dugas

    September 19, 2022 , 1:06 pm

    Great question, Judy –

    Dried prunes are considered to have high sugar content, however, they also have a high level of fibre and a low glycemic index, therefore they don’t cause a rapid hike in blood sugar. Their high sugar content also allows them to be dried efficiently without fermenting. Dried prunes provide a wide array of benefits (not to mention for our bones!), so ultimately, it’s up to you to decide if the benefits outweigh the sugar content. Hope this was helpful! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  61. Faye Ellis

    September 17, 2022 , 8:29 am

    Read the article,, I hav IBS,, I’m able tooo consume Prunes every day.. great Information tho.
    Thank You!!

  62. Jane Herrick

    May 1, 2024 , 8:02 am

    That’s good to know. I also have IBS and was concerned about what the prunes would do. I will give them a try.

  63. Diana Carol Clarke

    September 17, 2022 , 8:50 am

    I just started eating more prunes their potassium content. Now I have more reasons to eat them.

  64. Chelsea Dugas

    September 19, 2022 , 1:24 pm

    The more reasons, the better, Diana! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  65. Michelle

    September 17, 2022 , 8:53 am

    Love this – thank you!

  66. Evi Wingate

    September 17, 2022 , 10:59 am

    Hi there!……Just a thought…what about a cookbook that gives us ideas
    what to cook,that is good for our bones??! etc. Just a thought!
    Thank you !Eva

  67. Chelsea Dugas

    September 19, 2022 , 1:40 pm

    Hey, Eva!

    We actually DO have a cookbook called ‘Recipes for Stronger Bones’ and I’ve just sent a PDF version to your email. Enjoy! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  68. Maryan Rodriguez

    March 21, 2024 , 6:21 pm

    Hi could
    You send the recipe book odd to me as well! Thank you

  69. Samantha AlgaeCal

    March 22, 2024 , 10:56 am

    Absolutely, Maryan! I have sent a copy of our recipe book to your email. 🙂
    – Sam

  70. DEVORAH CASEY

    March 28, 2024 , 2:25 pm

    A COOKBOOK I ALSO WOULD LOVE ONE

  71. Yoori AlgaeCal

    March 28, 2024 , 6:18 pm

    Hi Devorah! I have emailed you a copy of our “Recipes for Stronger Bones”. Please check your inbox! 🙂

    – Yoori

  72. Helen Rubardt

    September 17, 2022 , 11:48 am

    I love prunes and have been forgetting about them. Thanks!

  73. Chelsea Dugas

    September 19, 2022 , 1:42 pm

    Happy to be a friendly reminder, Helen! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  74. Roslyn OByrne

    September 18, 2022 , 7:29 am

    Great information. But how many calories in 20 prunes!!

  75. Chelsea Dugas

    September 19, 2022 , 1:53 pm

    Hi, Roslyn!

    If you calculate that one serving of dried prunes is considered on average to be about 28 grams (approx. 3-4 prunes), this translates to around 67 calories. So, 20 dried prunes would be in the area of 350-450 calories (depending on the size of the prunes). Hope this helps give an approximate idea! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  76. dulcy huard

    September 18, 2022 , 2:53 pm

    what about serious diabetics,no way could I tolerate the amount of suger in 5 dried prunes..is there an alternative food that does this[lo carb and lo suger]instead of prunes?

  77. Chelsea Dugas

    September 20, 2022 , 11:56 am

    Thanks for sharing your concern, Dulcy! Studies show that prunes are a healthful choice for people with diabetes due to their high fibre content and low glycemic index, meaning they do not cause a large rise in blood glucose and insulin. A definite plus if you’re dealing with blood sugar management! Hope this was helpful! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  78. Trudy Byrns

    November 23, 2022 , 9:58 am

    What prune is the best for severe osteoporosis?
    I’m in trouble—both hips fractured—both shoulders and back surgery. I’ve tried many over the counter and vitamins. I just found this article. I want to make sure I eat the right prune. Dr. wants to put me on Prolia. Side affects are horrible with this drug. Please help. Thanks so much.

  79. Chelsea Dugas

    November 24, 2022 , 1:40 pm

    Trudy, I’m so sorry to hear of your struggles with bone loss and fractures. I hope you are feeling better and if you are still recouping, perhaps our Bone Fracture Healing Guide could provide additional support. As for prunes, your best option would be to go organic, this way you can ensure they are no harmful pesticides and preservatives. Luckily, there are many brands available online and in stores! I hope this helps to answer your question, and if you have any more, please feel free to contact our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada, toll-free) or email [email protected] for more information and personalized support! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  80. Desiree

    March 25, 2023 , 10:16 am

    okay thank you for this ad I will be getting some prunes I used to eat bones but I stopped but I didn’t know they were good for your bones thank you very much

  81. Chelsea Dugas

    March 27, 2023 , 1:38 pm

    You’re so welcome, Desiree! They make for a wonderfully healthy and easy snack! 🙂

    Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  82. Linda

    March 25, 2023 , 11:58 am

    Hi

    Do tinned prunes in juice (not syrup) have same beneficial effects as dried prunes please?

  83. Yoori AlgaeCal

    March 27, 2023 , 7:21 pm

    Great question, Linda! My understanding is that tinned prunes have similar beneficial effects as dried prunes, but it’s always best to confirm this with a nutritionist! They are a healthy choice as long as you choose prunes that don’t have added sugars :).

    – Yoori @ AlgaeCal

  84. Marina Gross

    March 25, 2023 , 3:17 pm

    I definitely will add prunes on my diet.

  85. Chelsea Dugas

    March 27, 2023 , 1:39 pm

    Sounds like a good plan, Marina! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  86. Barbara Smith

    March 26, 2023 , 4:52 pm

    Hi, I just signed up for your newsletter as my doctor informed me that I have severe osteoporosis in both my tibias. I’m afraid to go on the Fosamax pills she prescribed so I will get started on the prunes. I saw mentioned a book you recommend on bone recipes that I’m interested in. You mentioned something about sending a PDF to a person who wrote to you. Could I get some info on these recipes also? I sure would appreciate that. My name is Barbara, & my e-mail is: [email protected]. Thank-you very much.

  87. Yoori AlgaeCal

    March 27, 2023 , 7:13 pm

    Of course, Barbara! I’ve just emailed you a copy of our bone-health recipes, so please do check your inbox! 🙂

    – Yoori @ AlgaeCal

  88. Marcia

    March 30, 2023 , 1:29 am

    Very interesting article on prunes. I’m in osteopenia & eat prunes occasionally but will now start adding them in daily. I would be very interested in your bone-health recipes/cookbook so I can possibly start slowing down the process of bone loss. Thank you very much.

  89. Shelby AlgaeCal

    March 30, 2023 , 10:26 am

    Hi Marcia,
    Thanks so much for your response! We’re so thrilled to hear that you found our article interesting, and it’s wonderful that you’re thinking about incorporating prunes into your diet daily!

    If you’re interested in bone-friendly recipes, you can find more on our blog HERE! Additionally, I have sent you an email with our AlgaeCal recipe book attached. 🙂

    Hope this helps, and do let us know if you need any additional support moving forward – we’re always here to assist you!

    – Shelby @ AlgaeCal

  90. Maria

    March 30, 2023 , 9:55 pm

    I came across this information and I started eating prunes. I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis about five years ago and I was placed on a bone medication but I am very concerned about the side effects. Did you hear about similar cases like mine that benefit from leaving the medication and moving forward with all your recommendations? I am in need of help, thank you for all the information on osteoporosis!

  91. Chelsea Dugas

    March 31, 2023 , 2:01 pm

    Thanks for reaching out, Maria! While we can’t speak specifically for bone medications, we definitely have a variety of customers who have seen success with AlgaeCal alone as well as alongside bone medications! If you’d like to hear some inspiring success stories, you can view them HERE. For additional information and tailored support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada) or by email at [email protected]. Hope this helps! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  92. Gerri

    May 6, 2023 , 5:33 pm

    Thank you for all the information, really helps me.

  93. Carol Farris

    May 22, 2023 , 2:37 pm

    Can these prunes help with arthritis since arthritis are in your bones and Because inflammation are in your bones also.

  94. Brianne AlgaeCal

    May 23, 2023 , 12:33 pm

    Good question, Carol! There is some research that indicates the polyphenol’s in prunes may be beneficial for osteoarthritis. If you’re not already supplementing with a fish oil, I’d suggest looking in to this, as this will help reduce oxidative stress, which plays a role in osteoarthritis and joint pain. I’ve linked an article to our blog HERE for some additional natural remedies to look into for arthritis, that I hope you will find helpful! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  95. Scott

    June 24, 2023 , 6:32 am

    On the other hand, prunes have a ton of sugar, which is not great for bones.

  96. Hillary AlgaeCal

    June 26, 2023 , 3:38 pm

    Hi Scott,

    You’re right that prunes do contain sugar, but studies show that they are a healthful choice due to their high fibre content and low glycemic index, meaning they do not cause a large rise in blood glucose and insulin! The key is moderation, and not overdoing the quantity of prunes consumed!

    – Hillary @ AlgaeCal

  97. patricia a proctor

    June 24, 2023 , 9:33 am

    I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis there’s a lot of different things out there some of them really expensive some of them sound like they won’t do the job but I am going to try the prunes along with calcium with vitamin d

  98. Hillary AlgaeCal

    June 26, 2023 , 3:50 pm

    Hi Patricia,

    So sorry to hear about your low bone density diagnosis. We certainly understand there is a ton of information out there on the topic and we hope that our resources will help point you in the right direction. AlgaeCal is the only calcium supplement clinically supported to increase bone mineral density and provides your bones with the vitamins and nutrients they need to rebuild and get stronger! If you’d like to chat more about our bone-building program with one of our knowledgeable Bone Health Consultants, don’t hesitate to reach out at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) – we’ll be glad to help!

    – Hillary @ AlgaeCal

  99. Zohra Ladha

    June 24, 2023 , 2:45 pm

    I try and see if it help me thank you

  100. Hillary AlgaeCal

    June 26, 2023 , 3:28 pm

    Zohra,

    Please do keep us posted and feel free to reach out to our Bone Health Consultants for additional support at any time!

    – Hillary @ AlgaeCal

  101. Zohra Ladha

    June 24, 2023 , 2:47 pm

    thank you

  102. Hillary AlgaeCal

    June 26, 2023 , 3:22 pm

    Hi Zohra,

    So glad you found this information helpful! Don’t hesitate to reach out should you have further questions 🙂

    – Hillary @ AlgaeCal

  103. Diana

    June 25, 2023 , 1:39 pm

    Is Prune Juice as effective as the fruit itself?

  104. Hillary AlgaeCal

    June 26, 2023 , 3:31 pm

    Hi Diana,

    That’s a great question! Dried prunes have a much higher fibre content than prune juice — and the fibres in prunes help your bones absorb the minerals they need to stay dense! You may still get some benefit from prune juice, but your best bet is eating dried prunes.

    – Hillary @ AlgaeCal

  105. Linda Murdock

    October 16, 2023 , 12:08 pm

    I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis in my spine. My doctor was quite alarmed at my numbers. I will begin eating more prunes but how much Calcium should I take daily? I currently am on 600 mg. Is this enough. Prunes give me the runs so about five is all I am going to take art night before I go to bed.

    When you say weight bearing exercises, give me an example.
    Thanks. Email me back.

  106. Yoori AlgaeCal

    October 16, 2023 , 4:28 pm

    Thank you for reaching out, Linda! Examples of weight-bearing exercises include: walking, running, dancing, weightlifting, yoga, Pilates, etc. For women, calcium requirements are 1000mg per day if you’re in between the age of 19-50, 1200mg if you’re 51+ :). I’ve emailed you with more details, so please keep an eye out on your inbox!

    – Yoori

  107. Wisp Eyres

    February 3, 2024 , 5:41 am

    Hi, K1 and K2 have different bodily influences. The article just says vitamin K which is unhelpful information for osteoporosis patients. I would ask for this to be corrected.

  108. Yoori AlgaeCal

    February 5, 2024 , 7:03 pm

    We truly appreciate your feedback, Wisp, and I’d be happy to share your feedback with our team right away.

    Wisp, it appears that prunes are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin K1 :). As you mentioned, vitamin K1 and K2 have different bodily influences: Vitamin K1 is required to activate the proteins better involved in blood clotting, and Vitamin K2 is required to activate the proteins that determine where calcium goes in our bodies, making sure that the calcium we absorb goes into our bones! If you are interested, HERE is our blog article for more details on these to vitamins. Please do let us know if you have any questions! 🙂

    – Yoori

  109. Marilyn

    February 10, 2024 , 9:25 am

    I have high blood pressure; to control this symptom, I take meds losartan, metoprolol 2x daily and hydroCHLOROthiazide, so what are the side effects of eating prunes with so much potassium.

  110. Yoori AlgaeCal

    February 12, 2024 , 2:49 pm

    Great question, Marilyn! Eating prunes, which are rich in potassium, can have various health benefits, but based on my research, consuming them in excessive amounts may lead to certain side effects such as elevated levels of potassium in the blood, irregular heartbeat, gastrointestinal discomfort, etc. With this in mind, it’s essential to consume prunes in moderation (4-d prunes per day). If you have concerns about your potassium intake or experience any unusual symptoms after consuming prunes, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice. I hope this helps!

    – Yoori

  111. Victoria E Prelle

    February 17, 2024 , 12:40 am

    I will like to learn as much as possible , all about osteoporosis since I m heading that way. I find this web site very helpful, and will follow steps by step , to avoid to have brittle bones.
    🙏 Thank you 🙏!!!

  112. Yoori AlgaeCal

    February 20, 2024 , 3:38 pm

    We are so glad to hear that you find our resources helpful, Victoria! If you have any questions along your bone-health journey, please give us a call at 1-800-820-0184 (US & Canada Toll-free) or email [email protected] for personalized support! Our Bone Health Consultants are more than happy to help :).

    – Yoori

  113. Jan

    March 23, 2024 , 5:16 am

    One of the most interesting articles I have read

  114. Yoori AlgaeCal

    March 25, 2024 , 2:24 pm

    Thanks so much for your comment, Jan! We’re so happy you have found this information interesting! 🙂

    – Yoori

  115. Andrea_Edwards

    April 4, 2024 , 2:06 am

    How can I take a lot of prunes and when they causes too many bowel movements? I have osteoporosis and I’ve shrunk 3 1/2 inches!

  116. Yoori AlgaeCal

    April 4, 2024 , 2:46 pm

    Thank you for reaching out, Andrea! We understand that nutrition can be complex, and some people may be sensitive to higher levels of prune intake. Everyone’s digestive system reacts differently, so it’s essential to listen to your body and adjust your intake accordingly :).

    We are sorry to hear that you’ve been diagnosed with bone loss. If you’re interested in a safe and natural approach to increasing your bone density, AlgaeCal is the only calcium supplement that is clinically supported to do so! The most recent study lasted for 7 years and demonstrated consistent, linear increases year after year. To review all the research, please visit our website HERE.

    I hope this helps, Andrea! Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-820-0184 (US & Canada Toll-free) or email [email protected] for any additional questions!

    – Yoori

  117. Frances

    April 30, 2024 , 2:08 pm

    Thanks for this informative article showing the benefits of prunes, as packed with helpful info as the part about the prunes’ RDI!

  118. Yoori AlgaeCal

    April 30, 2024 , 4:15 pm

    Always our pleasure, Frances! We’re so happy you have found this information helpful! 🙂

    – Yoori

  119. Cindy Kaminoff

    April 30, 2024 , 2:10 pm

    I eat 5-6 prunes every evening after dinner.

  120. Cindy Kaminoff

    April 30, 2024 , 2:13 pm

    I eat 5-6 prunes every evening after dinner since learning about 6 months ago that they are good for me and my bones.

  121. Jodi O

    April 30, 2024 , 3:04 pm

    Wow! I’ll add this to my diet immediately
    Thanks for the info.

  122. Yoori AlgaeCal

    April 30, 2024 , 4:18 pm

    Any time, Jodi! If you’re interested, we have a lot more helpful information geared toward bone health over on our blog. Please let us know if ever you have questions!

    – Yoori

  123. Patti

    April 30, 2024 , 5:02 pm

    Wow!!! I’m still not sure that I could eat prunes, although I do see the benefits.

  124. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 5:35 pm

    Hi Patti! Prunes might not be everyone’s first choice, but they do offer some impressive health benefits! If you’re open to it, perhaps you could start by incorporating them into your diet in small amounts or trying them in different forms, like in a smoothie or mixed with other fruits :). Exploring new ways to enjoy them might make the idea more appealing. And if not, there are plenty of other nutritious options out there to explore!
    – Yoori

  125. Joan Nielsen

    April 30, 2024 , 5:16 pm

    Wow, I did not know prunes were such a powerful food. I will definitely be adding them to my diet.

  126. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 5:36 pm

    That’s great to hear! Prunes are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals that offer numerous health benefits, and we hope you enjoy! 🙂

    – Yoori

  127. Cailin

    April 30, 2024 , 5:43 pm

    I started eating 50g prunes daily in college!

  128. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 5:37 pm

    That’s great, Cailin! We are happy to hear you are already getting the benefits of Prunes!
    – Yoori

  129. Cailin McCracken

    April 30, 2024 , 5:43 pm

    I started eating 50 g of prunes a day in college!

  130. Julia daba

    April 30, 2024 , 5:55 pm

    I liked the article and I will certainly try to incorporate at least five prunes a day into my daily diet.

  131. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 12:00 pm

    Glad you’ve found this helpful, Julia! 🙂
    – Sam

  132. Diane

    April 30, 2024 , 7:19 pm

    I was aware of boron for bone support, but the article explains that prunes offer an even wider range of benefits. Of particular interest is rutin, and I wonder if there are other foods or even supplements to provide a therapeutic concentration.

  133. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 5:47 pm

    Hi Diane! For your interest, you can also find rutin in other foods such as buckwheat, citrus fruits, apples, and green tea.

    If you’re interested in obtaining rutin through supplements, there are many options available on the market. Rutin supplements are commonly derived from sources like buckwheat extract or citrus fruits. However, as with any supplement, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before adding it to your routine, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications. I hope this helps! 🙂

    – Yoori

  134. Lktb

    April 30, 2024 , 7:35 pm

    Very interesting. Thanks!

  135. Jennifer

    April 30, 2024 , 8:10 pm

    Prunes! Who knew?!

  136. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 5:51 pm

    It’s always exciting to discover the surprising benefits of certain foods, Jennifer, and we are happy you found this article informative! 🙂
    – Yoori

  137. Joanne

    April 30, 2024 , 8:40 pm

    Who knew!! Time to get some prunes🤗

  138. Jodie Sakima

    April 30, 2024 , 8:52 pm

    Happy to know that about 5 prunes a day can make a positive difference.

  139. Shannon

    April 30, 2024 , 9:06 pm

    Did not know this!

  140. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 5:59 pm

    We are happy that you found this article informative, Shannon! 🙂

    – Yoori

  141. Jan P

    April 30, 2024 , 9:27 pm

    Great information on prunes! Thank you!

  142. Gina

    May 1, 2024 , 2:09 am

    Thank you for the helpful information & reminder :I had fallen off of the prune bandwagon and this article brought me back to taking them every day.

  143. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:02 pm

    I’m glad the article served as a helpful reminder for you, Gina! 🙂 Keep up the great work with your health goals!

    – Yoori

  144. Sue Bennett

    May 1, 2024 , 3:51 am

    I love prunes. Thanks for the update.

  145. Kaye

    May 1, 2024 , 4:48 am

    interesting information

  146. L

    May 1, 2024 , 4:59 am

    Very interesting information that I have not heard before.

  147. Sheila Ard

    May 1, 2024 , 5:56 am

    Awesome supplements

  148. Sheila Ard

    May 1, 2024 , 5:58 am

    Excellent supplements!

  149. Janet K

    May 1, 2024 , 6:04 am

    I’m always looking for ways to support my bones–I’ll try prunes.

  150. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 12:06 pm

    We’re happy to hear you’re open to incorporating prunes, Janet. 🙂
    – Sam

  151. Ava Archuleta

    May 1, 2024 , 8:21 am

    Going eat me more prunes.

  152. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:10 pm

    Great to hear, Ava! Adding prunes to your bone-health regimen is an excellent idea, as long as you’re also incorporating other nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D in your daily protocol :).

    – Yoori

  153. ADL

    May 1, 2024 , 8:28 am

    I’ve been eating about 4-5 a day. Hopefully it’s helping somehow.

  154. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:10 pm

    That’s great! From what research currently shows, as few as five prunes a day may be enough to start making significant changes in your bone mineral density :).

    – Yoori

  155. Marie Glover

    May 1, 2024 , 8:31 am

    I love prunes and have been using them for digestive reasons, will start adding them to my diet.

  156. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:11 pm

    We are happy to hear you love prunes, Marie!

    – Yoori

  157. Ida Z

    May 1, 2024 , 9:58 am

    Absolutely! With bone mets from breast cancer, I’ve been eating 6-9 prunes daily as recommended by my Cancer Nutritionist!

  158. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:15 pm

    Great to hear that you’ve already been consuming Prunes daily, Ida! 🙂

    – Yoori

  159. Jan

    May 1, 2024 , 12:41 pm

    I eat 4 prunes daily! I learned this from this article…

  160. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:21 pm

    That’s fantastic to hear, Jan! It’s great that the article provided you with valuable information to support your health and well-being. Keep up the good work :).

    – Yoori

  161. Patricia

    May 1, 2024 , 1:35 pm

    Great content, I will need to read more thoroughly when I have time to really concentrate on it. I love Plums but don’t get a chance to eat them very often, I will have to work on the prunes. Did not know they were good for bone health.

  162. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:45 pm

    Of course, Patricia! Please take your time to go through the information, and let us know if you have any follow-up questions! 🙂

    – Yoori

  163. Elizabeth Morgan

    May 1, 2024 , 2:55 pm

    Harder than it seems

  164. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:48 pm

    Hi Elizabeth! Please let us know if we can support you in any way! We are happy to help :).

    – Yoori

  165. Gail Olsen

    May 1, 2024 , 3:12 pm

    interesting facts about prunes and b9ne health

  166. Kerry Garrett

    May 1, 2024 , 4:22 pm

    Very interesting.

  167. Jamie Semkow

    May 1, 2024 , 4:51 pm

    It’s lucky I like prunes, lol. I guess I’ll be buying some soon!

  168. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:22 pm

    Happy to hear you like prunes, Jamie! 🙂

    – Yoori

  169. Mas Murakami

    May 1, 2024 , 4:51 pm

    prunes…who knew? 😊

  170. Jane Pargiter

    May 1, 2024 , 5:49 pm

    I had no idea about all the benefits of prunes – my grandmother always made me eat them. I will go back to eating them daily!

  171. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 1, 2024 , 6:53 pm

    Prunes are indeed packed with nutrients and offer numerous health benefits, Jane! We are happy to hear that you will go back to eating them daily :).

    – Yoori

  172. Jean

    May 1, 2024 , 6:15 pm

    Love prunes. Added to my diet

  173. Jamie Brytowski

    May 1, 2024 , 7:47 pm

    Fantastic info: prunes are a great way for me to supplement these positive nutrients!

  174. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 3:48 pm

    Right on, Jamie! 🙂

    – Yoori

  175. Allex

    May 1, 2024 , 8:18 pm

    I had no idea prunes were so helpful for our bones! I’m definitely going to start including them more in my diet.

  176. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 3:50 pm

    Great to hear, Allex. We hop you’ll enjoy! 🙂

    – Yoori

  177. Patricia Cruthirds

    May 1, 2024 , 8:31 pm

    Very interesting!

  178. Lee Ann W.

    May 2, 2024 , 12:57 am

    I had no idea prunes were that beneficial for bone health!

  179. Hellen

    May 2, 2024 , 3:39 am

    Thank you

  180. Angie Sist

    May 2, 2024 , 3:55 am

    amazing that they are so amazing for bone health … and delicious … and loaded with fiber ❣🙏🥰

  181. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 3:52 pm

    Certainly, Angie! 🙂

    – Yoori

  182. Julie

    May 2, 2024 , 4:09 am

    Prunes are delicious Be creative

  183. Sharon Gildein

    May 2, 2024 , 4:14 am

    I’m going to check with my oncologist right away to make sure I can eat prunes daily. I was never a fan before but I’m willing to try again eating them

  184. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 3:52 pm

    That sounds like a proactive plan! It’s wise to consult your oncologist about any dietary changes, and it’s great that you’re open to trying new foods for potential health benefits. Wishing you the best on this journey!

    – Yoori

  185. Bertha Weninger

    May 2, 2024 , 4:15 am

    I like Looney Pruney organic Pitted prunes from California!

  186. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 3:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Bertha! 🙂

    – Yoori

  187. Bertha Weninger

    May 2, 2024 , 4:16 am

    Looney Pruney organic Pitted prunes are good!

  188. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 3:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Bertha! 🙂

    – Yoori

  189. Bertha Weninger

    May 2, 2024 , 4:45 am

    Prunes are good!

  190. Rhonda

    May 2, 2024 , 5:20 am

    Thank you for the educational materials. I’m recently diagnosed and trying to make a plan based on science proven data.

  191. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 4:08 pm

    Always our pleasure, Rhonda. Please feel free to give our Bone Health Consultants a call at 1-800-820-0184 for personalized bone health support. 🙂
    – Yoori

  192. Elinor Braden

    May 2, 2024 , 6:53 am

    This is amazing info! Today I will start having prunes. So easy and simple and it is real food!
    Thank you!

  193. Elinor

    May 2, 2024 , 7:13 am

    Thank you for this information!
    I will be having prunes in my diet!

  194. Elinor

    May 2, 2024 , 7:14 am

    Thank you for this information!
    I will be having prunes in my diet!
    Thank you I really appreciate all the info provided.

  195. Elinor

    May 2, 2024 , 7:32 am

    I love prunes! This will be an easy addition

  196. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 4:07 pm

    Great to hear you love prunes, Elinor! Enjoy! 🙂

    – Yoori

  197. Elinor

    May 2, 2024 , 7:33 am

    Prunes will be a great addition to my AlgaeCal

  198. Jenny

    May 2, 2024 , 8:16 am

    Great article.

  199. Martha Dewar

    May 2, 2024 , 8:54 am

    I like prunes, what joy to find that the benefits of prunes are so great. Thank you!!

  200. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 4:08 pm

    Thanks so much for your comment, Martha! We’re so happy you have found this information helpful! 🙂
    – Yoori

  201. Daniel lichterman

    May 2, 2024 , 9:25 am

    prunes are sometimes so strong in taste

  202. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 4:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Daniel! 🙂 It’s true that while some people love it, others find it a bit overpowering.

    – Yoori

  203. Sharon Egan

    May 2, 2024 , 9:40 am

    Extremely helpful information

  204. Carol Lovelee

    May 2, 2024 , 9:48 am

    I am wondering if drinking prune juice every day has the same benefits. If not I may have to change to eating the actual prune. Thanks

  205. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 4:19 pm

    Great question, Carol! My understanding is that while drinking prune juice can have similar benefits to eating prunes, some of the fiber may be lost during the juicing process. I hope this information helps to make the best decision for yourself! 🙂

    – Yoori

  206. Sherry Miller

    May 2, 2024 , 10:49 am

    I have recently increased my prune intake.

  207. Sabine

    May 2, 2024 , 11:50 am

    Very interesting! I will give this a try.

  208. Esta Crompton

    May 2, 2024 , 12:25 pm

    Great question

  209. Caroljane Hochstetler

    May 2, 2024 , 12:43 pm

    I eat 7 prunes most days and they are a big piece of my bone density improvement on my dexa scan.

  210. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 2, 2024 , 4:22 pm

    That’s fantastic, Caroljane! Thank you for sharing :).

    – Yoori

  211. Dawn

    May 2, 2024 , 2:30 pm

    Thank you so very much for this helpful information!

  212. Jay Feldman

    May 2, 2024 , 4:20 pm

    good to know

  213. Jill

    May 2, 2024 , 4:23 pm

    Adding prunes to my grocery list! Helpful article.

  214. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 7:43 am

    We’re happy to hear you’ve found this article helpful, Jill!
    – Sam

  215. Julia Daba

    May 2, 2024 , 5:09 pm

    I found this article to be very interesting and useful. I will certainly try to incorporate prunes into my daily diet.

  216. Josette S Furuya

    May 2, 2024 , 5:39 pm

    10 prunes a day will be a lot but definitely will try half!

  217. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 7:44 am

    You got it, Josette!
    – Sam

  218. Catgirl0

    May 2, 2024 , 5:53 pm

    I have been taking three prune for a few years now

  219. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 7:45 am

    Great choice! 🙂
    – Sam

  220. Susan Weis

    May 2, 2024 , 6:09 pm

    Who knew prunes could be so significant to our bone health. I only knew about its effects on the bowels since I was a kid.

  221. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 7:49 am

    I’m glad you’ve found this article information, Susan! 🙂
    – Sam

  222. Marian

    May 2, 2024 , 6:41 pm

    Since starting Algaecal 2 months ago, I have incorporated prunes in my diet each day. Love them!

  223. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 7:51 am

    This is great news, Marian! For more information and personalized support, you can reach our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada, toll-free). 🙂
    – Sam

  224. Mary Beth

    May 2, 2024 , 7:03 pm

    Great article. Luckily I like prunes!

  225. Candace

    May 2, 2024 , 8:06 pm

    Prunes are a bone-health superfood.

  226. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:26 am

    You got it, Candace! 🙂
    – Sam

  227. Denise Kadrmas

    May 2, 2024 , 8:38 pm

    Thank you

  228. Donna Sposito

    May 2, 2024 , 8:40 pm

    Wow! Going out to buy prunes asap!

  229. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:36 am

    Good choice, Donna! 🙂
    – Sam

  230. Judy Y.

    May 3, 2024 , 2:39 am

    I’ve been trying this. I eat prunes most days.

  231. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:37 am

    This is great, Judy! Keep it up. 🙂
    – Sam

  232. Karen

    May 3, 2024 , 4:14 am

    Very interesting.

  233. Judy

    May 3, 2024 , 4:36 am

    I added prunes to my diet several months ago. I hope they are building bone!

  234. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 7:52 am

    Your bones will be grateful for your prune intake!
    – Sam

  235. TS

    May 3, 2024 , 5:16 am

    Shouldn’t the naturally high sugar content be considered before incorporating into one’s diet?

  236. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:44 am

    Great question, TS! Prunes are an excellent choice for anyone who wants to manage their sugar levels, as it has a low glycemic index. 🙂
    – Sam

  237. bonnie

    May 3, 2024 , 5:41 am

    Wow! this is so interesting! 🙏🏻❤️

  238. LS

    May 3, 2024 , 5:57 am

    I’ve never heard anything before connecting prunes to bone health. Thank you.

  239. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 7:57 am

    We’re glad you’ve found this information helpful, LS!
    – Sam

  240. Vicki Siefke

    May 3, 2024 , 6:02 am

    I’ll be adding prunes to my grocery list!

  241. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 7:56 am

    Great choice, your bones will be happy!
    – Sam

  242. Sheri Cassidy

    May 3, 2024 , 6:09 am

    Great educational article. Iam so happy to be apart of the AlgaeCal community.

  243. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 7:56 am

    We’re so delighted to have you apart of the AlgaeCal program, Sheri and we look forward to supporting your bone health journey. 🙂
    – Sam

  244. Sydney Andrews

    May 3, 2024 , 6:17 am

    I like plums but not really prunes. will have to give them another try.

  245. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 11:49 am

    Give it your best shot, Sydney! They are worth having in your diet. 🙂
    – Sam

  246. charlain

    May 3, 2024 , 6:34 am

    I like prunes. I will give it a try

  247. Polly Fricke

    May 3, 2024 , 6:41 am

    I will have to develop a taste for prunes!

  248. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 11:46 am

    If this is helpful Polly, it may be easier to consume like in a smoothie, oatmeal, or cereal. 🙂
    – Sam

  249. DAS

    May 3, 2024 , 6:54 am

    This article has motivated me to go and buy some prunes! Will definitely try this.

  250. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:06 am

    We’re happy to hear this! 🙂
    – Sam

  251. Robin

    May 3, 2024 , 7:05 am

    I love prunes. Will differently eat them more often.
    Thank you

  252. Janalee Wakefield

    May 3, 2024 , 7:07 am

    I had no ides that prunes and or plums were so nutrient dense. An easy way for me start gettting prunes into my diet on a regular basis is to add them to my daily smoothie.
    Thanks for this info!

  253. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:13 am

    That sounds like a very convenient way to incorporate them!
    – Sam

  254. Janalee Wakefield

    May 3, 2024 , 7:10 am

    I had no idea that prunes/plums were so nutrient dense. An easy way for me to get thses little gems into my diet are to add a few to my daily smoothie. Thank you for this enlightening info!

  255. Nancy Watson

    May 3, 2024 , 7:11 am

    I’ve always heard prunes are good for you

  256. Kimberly A Morales

    May 3, 2024 , 7:12 am

    Glad to know this as I usually take one per day and will now increase to 5 ….thank you

  257. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:13 am

    We’re glad you’ve found this article helpful, Kimberly. 🙂
    – Sam

  258. Denise Long

    May 3, 2024 , 7:14 am

    I’ve become a lover of prunes! Small, yet mighty. Soaking them first, if dry, in a small amount of warm water helps to soften them and makes them nicer to chew.
    Great article! Thank you!

  259. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:19 am

    Thank you for sharing this information, Denise! This is good to know. 🙂
    – Sam

  260. Anne Lisenbee

    May 3, 2024 , 7:31 am

    Wow… what a great things to know!

  261. Carolyn Derby

    May 3, 2024 , 8:16 am

    OMG, I had no idea

  262. Dar KM

    May 3, 2024 , 8:16 am

    Thanks for this valuable information.

  263. Jodie Sakima

    May 3, 2024 , 8:21 am

    Makes sense. I can do this.

  264. Beth Alvernaz

    May 3, 2024 , 8:33 am

    I eat 5 prunes a day and take 2 Algae Cal with them

  265. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 8:45 am

    Keep it up, Beth! 🙂
    – Sam

  266. Kamala Allen

    May 3, 2024 , 8:42 am

    Interesting article. I get a lot of these nutrients through supplements.

  267. Wendy Ratcliffe

    May 3, 2024 , 9:03 am

    I have been eating more prunes since this article came out but even 5 a day causes stomach aches and loose stools.

  268. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:22 pm

    We can certainly understand that everyone has individual sensitivities, Wendy! Feel free to checkout our Nutrition Blog for lots of other great bone-healthy foods! 🙂
    – Megan

  269. gloria patterson

    May 3, 2024 , 9:03 am

    Interesting information I have never hear most of it. As a senior with problems this sounds like something I should do & learn from

  270. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:13 pm

    We’re glad to hear that you found this information interesting, Gloria! 🙂
    – Megan

  271. Janie Anderson

    May 3, 2024 , 9:08 am

    Wow! I knew that prunes were good to keep us regular but didn’t know what a superfood they are. I need to start keeping them on hand.

  272. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:14 pm

    They certainly are a superfood, Janie! We’re so happy you found this post helpful! 💚
    – Megan

  273. Sharon Brenton

    May 3, 2024 , 9:18 am

    It’s always good to hear what foods contain calcium and to find out that prunes contain calcium is a plus for me because I love prunes!

  274. Catherine

    May 3, 2024 , 9:30 am

    I love prunes! That’s an easy one to add.

  275. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 10:34 am

    You got it, Catherine! 🙂
    – Sam

  276. Jami

    May 3, 2024 , 9:35 am

    Great information about an easy way to support bone health, especially for people like me, who find supplements too costly.

  277. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 10:36 am

    We’re so glad you’ve found this information resourceful, Jami! We share all our free nutritional information, recipes, and exercises on our blog here, if you’re interested in more resources. 🙂
    – Sam

  278. Toffee Real

    May 3, 2024 , 9:42 am

    love prunes in my oatmeal!

  279. Barb Connolly

    May 3, 2024 , 9:44 am

    Interesting

  280. Meg

    May 3, 2024 , 9:45 am

    That seems like a lot of prunes to incorporate into my diet. Maybe there’s still some benefit if I eat just a couple per day?

  281. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 3:49 pm

    Eating just a couple of prunes per day can still provide some benefits, Meg! A friendly reminder that as few as five prunes a day may be enough to start making significant changes in your bone mineral density. You can start with a small amount and gradually increase if you feel comfortable :).

    – Yoori

  282. Carol B Grassie

    May 3, 2024 , 10:00 am

    Question on the prunes….they are high in sugar, so although may be good for bones, not good for prediabetes.

  283. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 11:27 am

    Good point, Carol! However, it’s worth noting that prunes have a low glycemic index meaning it’s less likely to spike blood sugar levels – making it a healthy choice. 🙂
    – Sam

  284. Karen Gerstman

    May 3, 2024 , 10:01 am

    I could eat at least 4 prunes even though it’s not a favorite of mine

  285. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 3:57 pm

    Starting with four prunes a day is a good idea, Karen, especially if you’re not a big fan of them! You can gradually increase the amount as you become more accustomed to their taste and texture. If you find it challenging to eat them on their own, you can also try incorporating prunes into your diet in other ways, such as adding them to oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies, or even using them in baking recipes. This way, you can still reap the benefits of prunes without having to eat them plain :). I hope this helps!

    – Yoori

  286. Robert Knox

    May 3, 2024 , 10:05 am

    This is news to me! Glad that they could get the number of prunes down to 4-5/day as more than that causes loose stools for me.

  287. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:59 pm

    So happy to hear you found this information helpful, Robert!
    – Megan

  288. Maggie

    May 3, 2024 , 10:10 am

    Who knew?!?!?

  289. Tina

    May 3, 2024 , 10:11 am

    I eat prunes daily and am so happy to hear it will help with my osteoporosis. Thank you for the information.

  290. Darlene

    May 3, 2024 , 10:18 am

    Great facts on how prunes can help you build bones and for stress. Learned a lot about prunes and will now add to my diet.

  291. Cindy Malarz

    May 3, 2024 , 10:35 am

    I haven’t been consistent with eating prunes, but will start making it a daily habit! Thanks for the great article.

  292. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 11:51 am

    Glad you find it helpful, Cindy! 🙂
    – Sam

  293. Josie A

    May 3, 2024 , 10:41 am

    Mind blowing info. Thank you!

  294. Susan Schwartz

    May 3, 2024 , 10:49 am

    Ideas always help.

  295. Lynn

    May 3, 2024 , 10:49 am

    Very interesting information! I would never have guessed prunes are good to manage osteoporosis. I’ll give them a try!

  296. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:26 pm

    We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed this post, Lynn!
    – Megan

  297. Cathie Traill

    May 3, 2024 , 10:59 am

    who would have known?

  298. Kathy B

    May 3, 2024 , 11:16 am

    I am already eating 5 prunes a day.

  299. Samantha AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 11:52 am

    Keep it up, Kathy. 🙂
    – Sam

  300. Diane Stallings

    May 3, 2024 , 11:19 am

    I usually eat prunes. Except I have gall bladder problems and prunes are not recommended. After my surgery to remove my gall bladder, I will start to try them again.

  301. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 3:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Diane. Always listen to your body and consult with your healthcare provider if you have any concerns or questions about dietary choices post-surgery. We wish you all the best on your upcoming surgery!

    – Yoori

  302. Roberta Johnson

    May 3, 2024 , 11:26 am

    I added prunes to my diet as a result of this article. I can’t wait until my next DEXA to see how the dietary improvements, AlgaeCal, and exercise have impacted my bones!

  303. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 6:00 pm

    We hope you’ll keep us posted o your results, Roberta! In the meantime, we are always happy to help! 🙂
    – Megan

  304. Linda Garcea

    May 3, 2024 , 11:28 am

    I am 73 and have recently been diagnosed with moderate osteoporosis. Now I’m searching for “non drug therapies” to help me navigate this nasty health problem. I’ve recently started the “prune program” as I see my 96 year old mother, who is still physically strong and stable, with no bone issues and has religiously eaten prunes as part of her breakfast for as long as I can remember!

  305. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 4:01 pm

    Incorporating prunes into your daily routine, like your mother does, could indeed provide some benefits, Linda. However, it’s important to remember that managing bone loss involves a multifaceted approach.

    If you’re interested in a safe and natural approach to increasing your bone density, AlgaeCal is the only calcium supplement that is clinically supported to do so!
    To learn more about AlgaeCal and get started on your bone-health journey, please go HERE. Please feel free to contact our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (US & Canada Toll-free) or email [email protected] for more information and personalized support! ❤️

    – Yoori

  306. Suzi

    May 3, 2024 , 11:28 am

    I had no idea prunes were anti-inflammatory, something I struggle with. I don’t have osteoporosis at this stage and I’m praying AlgaeCal will keep it that way! Thanks for the prune tips!

  307. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:28 pm

    We’re so glad to hear you found these tips helpful, Suzi!
    – Megan

  308. Nohora

    May 3, 2024 , 11:30 am

    Good to learn something new every day.
    Love how much information I can get to improve my bone health

  309. Patricia Snyder

    May 3, 2024 , 11:36 am

    Very interesting & informative article

  310. Patricia Snyder

    May 3, 2024 , 11:38 am

    Very interesting information

  311. Robin Wickes Foster

    May 3, 2024 , 11:39 am

    Good to know!

  312. Robin Sherlock

    May 3, 2024 , 11:56 am

    There has been a lot of talk about prunes so thank you for this informative article!

  313. David Johnston

    May 3, 2024 , 11:59 am

    Interesting. Thanks.

  314. Julienne Compagner

    May 3, 2024 , 11:59 am

    Very interesting. Great information.

  315. Violetta

    May 3, 2024 , 12:05 pm

    Wow, we learn something new every day. I always thought that all prunes are good for is improving digestion… Well, they are packed with vitamin es and minerals. Thank you very much for this wonderful article. I’ll make sure to include prunes in my daily menu.

  316. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 6:05 pm

    They’re certainly packed with loads of benefits, Violetta! We’re so happy to hear that you learned something new from this post!
    – Megan

  317. D Pepper

    May 3, 2024 , 12:08 pm

    Purchased prunes last week which I do not normally buy. B/c of your eye opening realization of how beneficial prunes can be for osteoporosis, I will stick with a regimen of including them in my daily diet. Thank you!

  318. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 4:08 pm

    Way to go, D! We hope you’ll enjoy eating prunes! 🙂
    – Yoori

  319. er

    May 3, 2024 , 12:14 pm

    Who knew!

  320. Karen Decou

    May 3, 2024 , 12:15 pm

    Very interesting article thank for the info

  321. Tina Morgan

    May 3, 2024 , 12:20 pm

    I do have one prune but now will have 5. Has. Variety of nutrients. Thank you

  322. Paulette

    May 3, 2024 , 12:22 pm

    This is good to know, especially since I like prunes!

  323. Anita S

    May 3, 2024 , 12:22 pm

    I love prunes, even more now that I know they’re good for bone growth!

  324. Julie Dowling Grojean

    May 3, 2024 , 12:28 pm

    I don’t love prunes but will give them a try! Thanks

  325. Theresa OSullivan

    May 3, 2024 , 12:32 pm

    A friend had told me that prunes were good for bones and I have been eating them.

  326. Mary Ann Wright

    May 3, 2024 , 12:42 pm

    I have eaten 5 pruned a day, even as a child. I always thought they were good for my digestion so knowing they help bones too makes them even more enticing.

  327. Susan

    May 3, 2024 , 12:48 pm

    This article awakened my taste for a prune danish!

  328. Mary Davis

    May 3, 2024 , 12:48 pm

    Great info! I will use it for the class I teach on Healthy Aging.

  329. Patricia L. Wenzel

    May 3, 2024 , 12:52 pm

    I had been taking prunes regularly for some time and then stopped only because I kept forgetting to purchase more. Thank you for reminding me why I need to put prunes back into my diet.

  330. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 1:33 pm

    It was our pleasure, Patricia! We hope you enjoy your prunes. 🙂
    – Shelby

  331. Mary Jo

    May 3, 2024 , 12:58 pm

    Who knew how beneficial prunes could be and they are so easy to incorporate into a daily routine.

  332. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 1:35 pm

    Prunes really are great, aren’t they! 🙂
    – Shelby

  333. Kathy Orsulak

    May 3, 2024 , 12:59 pm

    Algaecal has been the absolute best decision and purchase that I have ever found! Thank you for caring…

  334. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 3, 2024 , 1:34 pm

    It is our absolute pleasure, Kathy, and we are just so grateful to be a part of your bone health journey! If there’s anything at all that we can do to support you going forward, please let us know – we’re always here!
    – Shelby

  335. Jackie G.

    May 3, 2024 , 1:10 pm

    Great article. Thanks for sharing!

  336. JoEllen

    May 3, 2024 , 1:23 pm

    Hi Liz! Thank you for the your wisdom. Who knew? Prunes! And they are so easy to add in to breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack.

  337. Carole Warner

    May 3, 2024 , 1:24 pm

    Wow! I never imagined this. I’ve already ordered a box of dried prunes!

  338. Sandy Bell

    May 3, 2024 , 1:26 pm

    I guess it’s a good thing that I like prunes and eat them regularly. After reading this, I will try to eat them even more often.

  339. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:30 pm

    It is great to hear that prunes are already a part of your diet, Sandy! Thanks for taking the time to comment! 🙂
    – Megan

  340. Starr Harrison

    May 3, 2024 , 1:27 pm

    Wow, this is such fun information! I also liked seeing the breakdown of mineral in a prune 🙂

  341. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:31 pm

    We’re so happy to hear that you found this helpful, Starr!
    – Megan

  342. Diane Januszkiewicz

    May 3, 2024 , 1:31 pm

    What about prune juice?

  343. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:17 pm

    Great question, Diane! My understanding is that both prune juice and prunes can contribute to a healthy diet and provide similar health benefits, but whole prunes may offer slightly more benefits due to their intact form. One thing to be mindful of is that prune juice may contain added sugars, depending on how it’s processed. Excessive sugar intake can have negative effects on overall health, including potentially contributing to bone density issues. Look for unsweetened prune juice or consume prunes in their whole form to avoid added sugars. Please do confirm with a healthcare professional or registered dietician on their best recommendations!
    – Yoori

  344. terry jackson

    May 3, 2024 , 1:33 pm

    good article

  345. Chris

    May 3, 2024 , 1:33 pm

    Very informative article with solid references. Thank you.

  346. Cindy Westby

    May 3, 2024 , 1:36 pm

    I wish I liked prunes but I do not. Any alternate?

  347. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:18 pm

    Hi Cindy! If you’re not fond of prunes but still want to enjoy the bone health benefits similar to those found in prunes, there are plenty of alternatives you can consider: dried apricots, dates, figs, dates, raisin, etc. By incorporating these alternatives into your diet, you can still promote bone health without relying on prunes :). Experiment with different options to find what works best for your taste preferences and dietary needs!
    – Yoori

  348. Sharon Snowdy

    May 3, 2024 , 1:41 pm

    Prunes could be my go to late night snack….

  349. Linda Hager

    May 3, 2024 , 1:41 pm

    I am starting to incorporate prunes into my daily diet thank you for this information.

  350. Bonita Burnett

    May 3, 2024 , 1:44 pm

    I have eaten prunes for another reason. Now I have 2 reasons.

  351. Donna DeMent

    May 3, 2024 , 1:47 pm

    Good article but I have a question. Do you eat all 5 prunes at one meal or can you use them as part of two snacks a day? Do they spike a person’s blood sugar level (for diabetics)?

  352. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:22 pm

    Good question, Donna! How you incorporate prunes into your diet depends on your personal preferences, dietary habits, and nutritional needs :).

    Based on my research, runes have a low glycemic index (GI), which means they cause a gradual rise in blood sugar levels compared to high-GI foods. This characteristic makes them a suitable option for individuals with diabetes, as they are less likely to cause rapid spikes in blood sugar levels.As always, if you have specific dietary concerns or medical conditions like diabetes, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized dietary recommendations tailored to your individual needs and health goals. I hope this helps!
    – Yoori

  353. Maria Kurt

    May 3, 2024 , 2:06 pm

    Prunes are delicious! When ever I’m craving something sweet, I consider a prune as my “candy.”

  354. Naomi J Greenfield

    May 3, 2024 , 2:14 pm

    i’m going to buy prunes!

  355. LuAnn

    May 3, 2024 , 2:16 pm

    I will definitely be adding prunes to my diet after reading this article. Thank you!

  356. Karen

    May 3, 2024 , 2:18 pm

    My only concern with eating prunes daily is the effect on my blood sugar level. I’m curious ,how high are they on the glycemic index?
    Thanks!

  357. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing your concern, Karen! My understanding is that prunes have a relatively low glycemic index (GI), which means they have a minimal effect on blood sugar levels compared to high-GI foods. If you’re concerned about the potential impact of prunes on your blood sugar levels, it’s essential to consider portion sizes and overall carbohydrate intake. While prunes can be included as part of a healthy diet, moderation is key, especially if you have diabetes or are managing blood sugar levels.

    As always, if you have specific dietary concerns or medical conditions like diabetes, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized dietary recommendations tailored to your individual needs and health goals. I hope this helps!
    – Yoori

  358. Karin

    May 3, 2024 , 2:21 pm

    interesting. I appreciate the study comparing with dried apples, demonstrating there is something unique in prunes that aids bone building

  359. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:09 pm

    We’re so glad you found it interesting, Karin!
    – Yoori

  360. Kathleen Emmke

    May 3, 2024 , 2:21 pm

    I need to get started with these. I am used to eating dates daily and I need to add prunes to the regimen.

  361. Janis Postlethwait

    May 3, 2024 , 2:24 pm

    Interesting article. I am definitely going to be putting prunes on the grocery list from now on.

  362. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:09 pm

    We’re so glad you found it interesting, Janis!
    – Yoori

  363. SP

    May 3, 2024 , 2:28 pm

    prunes are not my favorite.

  364. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:25 pm

    That’s okay, SP! If prunes aren’t your favorite food, there’s no need to force yourself to eat them :). There are plenty of other nutritious options available that can provide similar health benefits. Consider trying some of the alternatives, such as dried apricots, figs, raisins, or incorporating more leafy greens, nuts, and seeds into your diet!
    – Yoori

  365. Susan horovitz

    May 3, 2024 , 2:43 pm

    i recently started buying prunes, i didnt kniw i lijed them goid to understand why its important to eat tgem

  366. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Susan! Happy to hear you like prunes! 🙂
    – Yoori

  367. Maddie Rockman

    May 3, 2024 , 2:47 pm

    Wish I liked prunes! If I like spinach maybe I can learn to like prunes too! 🙂

  368. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:31 pm

    That’s okay, Maddie! If prunes aren’t your favorite food, there’s no need to force yourself to eat them :). There are plenty of other nutritious options available that can provide similar health benefits. Consider trying some of the alternatives, such as dried apricots, figs, raisins, or incorporating more leafy greens, nuts, and seeds into your diet.
    – Yoori

  369. Tina

    May 3, 2024 , 2:56 pm

    These resources are so appreciated! Thank you for giving us so many ways we can improve our bone health!

  370. Kim

    May 3, 2024 , 2:59 pm

    Great information, had no idea that prunes were so full of nutrients!

  371. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:32 pm

    We’re so glad you found it helpful, Kim!
    – Yoori

  372. Karen Brown

    May 3, 2024 , 3:14 pm

    Very interesting. I had no idea of the many benefits prunes have.

  373. Lisa C

    May 3, 2024 , 3:14 pm

    Prunes are magical!

  374. Cheryl Peterson

    May 3, 2024 , 3:16 pm

    Thank you!

  375. Emily Herrick

    May 3, 2024 , 3:16 pm

    Great to know! I’m always looking for foods that can help with bone density. Thank you.

  376. Pam Pilant Lind

    May 3, 2024 , 3:18 pm

    I have always enjoyed prunes so I was happy to see these make a good snack!

  377. Rebecca Goodrow

    May 3, 2024 , 3:26 pm

    I read about prunes beneficial qualities for bone health about a year ago, and since then have incorporated them into my daily diet. Good to have that information confirmed!

  378. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:39 pm

    Fantastic, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing :).
    – Yoori

  379. Becky

    May 3, 2024 , 3:30 pm

    Okay, I don’t need prunes for regularity, but I will use them for better BMD now that I know their magic!

  380. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:40 pm

    Great to hear, Becky! Way to go! 🙂
    – Yoori

  381. Mary Beth Schumacher

    May 3, 2024 , 3:32 pm

    Eat Prunes!

  382. Alissa French

    May 3, 2024 , 3:37 pm

    i need this for my bones.

  383. Lori Otto

    May 3, 2024 , 3:46 pm

    Wow, I just learned that prunes are good for my bones! Prunes contain specific nutrients that have bone-boosting qualities. It says five prunes a day, along with calcium and Vitamin D, may be enough to significantly change my bone mineral density!

  384. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 6:06 pm

    That’s right, Lori! We’re glad to hear you found this information to be helpful!
    – Megan

  385. Joni

    May 3, 2024 , 4:04 pm

    Great information. I’ve been eating 6 prunes daily and will be having a bone scan in Sept. I know it’s too early to tell if it’s helping so if I don’t have any negative changes from my last bone scan I’ll be very happy.

  386. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 5:58 pm

    Great to hear that you’ve been consuming prunes, Joni! If you’re interested in a safe and natural approach to increasing your bone density, AlgaeCal is the only calcium supplement that is clinically supported to do so! To learn more about AlgaeCal, please click HERE. You are also welcome to give us a call at 1-800-820-0184 (US & Canada Toll-free) for more information! Good luck on your upcoming DEXA scan! 🙂
    – Yoori

  387. Debbie

    May 3, 2024 , 4:38 pm

    I love prunes, I have started eating more since I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteopenia. I have another Dex scan in September just to see progress or any changes.

  388. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:02 pm

    Great to hear you love prunes, Debbie! Best of luck on your upcoming DEXA scan! 🙂
    – Yoori

  389. cindy Heckroth

    May 3, 2024 , 4:39 pm

    Interesting

  390. Malissa Mayo

    May 3, 2024 , 4:42 pm

    can’t est prunes

  391. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:02 pm

    That’s fine, Malissa! If prunes aren’t a good fit for you, there’s no need to force yourself to eat them :). There are plenty of other nutritious options available that can provide similar health benefits. Consider trying some of the alternatives, such as dried apricots, figs, raisins, or incorporating more leafy greens, nuts, and seeds into your diet.
    – Yoori

  392. Michelle

    May 3, 2024 , 4:43 pm

    Well isn’t that a surprise!

  393. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:42 pm

    We hope you enjoyed this post, Michelle!
    – Megan

  394. Carrie

    May 3, 2024 , 4:47 pm

    I can’t eat dried fruit of any kind as I have SIBO. I love prunes, alas!

  395. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Carrie!
    – Yoori

  396. Anne

    May 3, 2024 , 4:50 pm

    interesting info on Prunes – I will have to incorporate them in my diet

  397. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:04 pm

    We’re so glad you found it interesting, Anne!
    – Yoori

  398. Felicia

    May 3, 2024 , 4:58 pm

    Not really a big fan of prunes, didn’t realize how important they are

  399. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:07 pm

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Felicia. If prunes aren’t your favorite food, there’s no need to force yourself to eat them :). There are plenty of other nutritious options available that can provide similar health benefits. Consider trying some of the alternatives, such as dried apricots, figs, raisins, or incorporating more leafy greens, nuts, and seeds into your diet.
    – Yoori

  400. Tawny

    May 3, 2024 , 5:03 pm

    alright! prunes for the win!

  401. Cynthia Leach

    May 3, 2024 , 5:03 pm

    Thank you for the info on prunes…they are tasty but never knew how good they are for bone health.

  402. Marty-Jean

    May 3, 2024 , 5:07 pm

    Since I have other meds which cause constipation, this may help balance me out plus give me some anti-inflammatory relief! A win-win! I’ll give it a try.

  403. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:08 pm

    We hope you’ll enjoy, Marty-Jean! 🙂
    – Yoori

  404. Dawna

    May 3, 2024 , 5:10 pm

    this was very enlightening! I will be sure to start making this a daily routine!

  405. Nancy

    May 3, 2024 , 5:15 pm

    Great! I love prunes!

  406. Carolyn Bradford

    May 3, 2024 , 5:34 pm

    After reading this in my newsletter, I began eating 4 prunes every night after dinner. It has helped me in many ways! I plan to never be without my prunes!

  407. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 6:10 pm

    This is great to hear, Carolyn! Thank you for taking the time to comment! 🙂
    – Megan

  408. Betsy Baker

    May 3, 2024 , 5:45 pm

    Do figs have a similar effect on osteoporosis as prunes? Thank you.

  409. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:11 pm

    Hi Betsy! My understanding is that while they do not have the same effect, figs do have similar effect as prunes on bone health :). Figs are a good source of several nutrients that are important for bone health, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K. These nutrients play key roles in bone formation, maintenance, and density!
    – Yoori

  410. Carol Metanczuk

    May 3, 2024 , 5:46 pm

    I had no idea ! Will be adding them to my diet. Thank you

  411. Esta Crompton

    May 3, 2024 , 5:55 pm

    Great Tip, thank you for sharing

  412. Debbie Belmessieri

    May 3, 2024 , 6:04 pm

    I had no idea that prunes were so beneficial for our bones! And they are delicious too!

  413. Lynn

    May 3, 2024 , 6:05 pm

    I’ve never had a prune, but after reading this I think I’ll try some

  414. GINA STEVENS

    May 3, 2024 , 6:25 pm

    That is very interesting. I will start incorporating some prunes in my diet.

  415. Lorena Pugh

    May 3, 2024 , 6:28 pm

    The problem is….prunes gives me gas…🥸

  416. Scannura Marianne

    May 3, 2024 , 6:28 pm

    Great articles!

  417. Kathy Caprio

    May 3, 2024 , 6:37 pm

    This is great information.

  418. Julia Gwinn

    May 3, 2024 , 6:38 pm

    I found this info several years ago on AlgaeCal’s site. I have been using HAPPILY for years now and it has been a part of my daily regimin. Proud to say that I have had extraordinary results in my DEXA scans going from osteopenia to Normal! AND the regularity and iron are improved as well! 🙂

  419. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 6:12 pm

    We are absolutely thrilled for you, Julia! You are an inspiration to other bone loss sufferers out there!
    – Megan

  420. Deirdre Randolph

    May 3, 2024 , 6:43 pm

    I eat prunes daily. I will increase to 5 based upon this article. I also take AlgaeCal bone builder pack daily and have seen improvement in my bone density!
    Thank you!

  421. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:12 pm

    Great to hear you are on your way to stronger bones, Deirdre!
    – Yoori

  422. Lesley

    May 3, 2024 , 6:57 pm

    I eat dried prunes, but have not seen any change in my bone density. How much is 100 grams?

  423. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:31 pm

    Thank you for reaching out, Lesley! The number of prunes per 100 grams can vary depending on factors such as the size of the prunes and their moisture content. On average, there are approximately 10 to 12 prunes per 100 grams.

    A friendly note that consuming prunes is not the bullet point for increasing bone density. Did you know that there are 16 essential bone-supporting minerals and vitamins and it’s important to replenish our bones with all of these? You can learn more about our multi-nutrient, clinically supported approach to stronger bones HERE. I hope this helps!
    – Yoori

  424. Joanne Elford

    May 3, 2024 , 7:01 pm

    This tip, I’m definitely going to try!

  425. Mary Ellen Cota

    May 3, 2024 , 7:02 pm

    I am eating five prunes RIGHT NOW! I have some in my fridge, and I am going to get some. Who knew PRUNES? Food is great medicine. I love this information! Thanks so much for posting it.

  426. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:46 pm

    We’re so happy to hear you loved this post, Mary Ellen!
    – Megan

  427. Dorothy Verrengia

    May 3, 2024 , 7:10 pm

    Did not know prunes were packed with so many vitamins and minerals and how great they are fir our bones!!

  428. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:26 pm

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Dorothy! 🙂
    – Yoori

  429. Pat

    May 3, 2024 , 7:15 pm

    This is good to know as I love prunes!

  430. Pat

    May 3, 2024 , 7:17 pm

    I love prunes!

  431. Dawn Hensley

    May 3, 2024 , 7:23 pm

    I love prunes and had no idea they could help with building my bone density!

  432. Joan Miller

    May 3, 2024 , 7:28 pm

    I like prunes but did not know they had so many benefits.

  433. Kim Henry

    May 3, 2024 , 7:36 pm

    That’s interesting. I have never been a huge fan of prunes, but will pick up a bag tomorrow at the grocery store, any to increase my bone health.

  434. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:33 pm

    We’re so glad you found it interesting, Kim! 🙂
    – Yoori

  435. Dallas West

    May 3, 2024 , 7:49 pm

    I’ve never liked prunes, but this article presents a compelling argument for me to change my ways.

  436. LINDA BUTCHER

    May 3, 2024 , 7:55 pm

    Prunes certainly make sense for our bones. The problem is I do not like them.

  437. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:35 pm

    That’s fine, Linda! If prunes aren’t your favorite food, there’s no need to force yourself to eat them :). There are plenty of other nutritious options available that can provide similar health benefits. Consider trying some of the alternatives, such as dried apricots, figs, raisins, or incorporating more leafy greens, nuts, and seeds into your diet.
    – Yoori

  438. Pamela Hawkins

    May 3, 2024 , 7:56 pm

    Prunes are a bone health superfood, I eat 5 – 6 a day 2 with each meal is easiest!

  439. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 5:48 pm

    That’s a great tip, Pamela! Thanks for sharing!
    – Megan

  440. Sylvia Mary Grech

    May 3, 2024 , 8:05 pm

    Love prunes as a snack.

  441. Pamela Lyndaker

    May 3, 2024 , 8:06 pm

    Great Article! I never realized that prunes were so beneficial in bone density!

  442. Berti Klein

    May 3, 2024 , 8:07 pm

    I was so excited to see this about prunes! I love prunes and have started eating them everyday along with my AlgaeCal and other supplements!!

  443. Megan @ AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 6:17 pm

    This is wonderful to hear, Berti!
    – Megan

  444. Helen

    May 3, 2024 , 8:08 pm

    I wasn’t aware prunes so good for you.
    I’m going to start daily to help with bone loss and hit health.

  445. Jchi

    May 3, 2024 , 8:17 pm

    Wow! I had no idea prunes might be good for my BMD, too!!

  446. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:27 pm

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Jchi! 🙂
    – Yoori

  447. Fonda Hart

    May 3, 2024 , 8:18 pm

    Very interesting that prunes can help prevent bone resorption and improve bone strength. I love prunes.

  448. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:36 pm

    Happy to hear you love prunes, Fonda!
    – Yoori

  449. Terry J Walker

    May 3, 2024 , 8:26 pm

    Thanks, this is so cool and an easy way to support the bones!

  450. Mary Louise Martin

    May 3, 2024 , 8:36 pm

    I have been eating 6 prunes everyday for the past year. Haven’t had a bone scan yet but hope it is helping.

  451. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:39 pm

    Great to hear you were already getting benefits from taking prunes, Mary!
    – Yoori

  452. Cyndee Nelson

    May 3, 2024 , 8:41 pm

    Easy enough!

  453. Marolynne Lapp

    May 3, 2024 , 8:51 pm

    I have been eating four prunes for breakfast daily for at least one to two years and I am really hoping after reading this that it helps my BMD. I will find out within the next week or two. What a great article this was.

  454. Christine Butler

    May 3, 2024 , 8:53 pm

    prunes it is!

  455. Mary McK

    May 3, 2024 , 8:53 pm

    I haven’t had prunes in a long time. Need to pick some up and give them a try. Thank you for this information.

  456. Kelly

    May 3, 2024 , 8:55 pm

    Love prunes. Good to know it is beneficial for the bones.

  457. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:57 pm

    We’re so glad you found it helpful, Kelly!
    – Yoori

  458. Carol M

    May 3, 2024 , 8:58 pm

    Since I love prunes, this should be an easy addition!

  459. Renee Ciocca

    May 3, 2024 , 9:07 pm

    I eat 6 prunes everyday for my bones.
    I love them

  460. Loraine Ahearn

    May 3, 2024 , 9:07 pm

    I have been eating prunes for years with the hopes that doing so will help my bones.

  461. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:58 pm

    Great to hear you’ve been consuming prunes, Loraine!
    – Yoori

  462. Pam Redfern

    May 3, 2024 , 9:11 pm

    I can only tolerate eating about 3 prunes daily out of the recommended 6. Hopefully that is still doing some good.

  463. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:03 pm

    Absolutely, Pam! Even consuming three prunes daily can still provide some health benefits. The key is to listen to your body and consume foods in quantities that feel comfortable and manageable for you :).
    – Yoori

  464. Connie Delgado

    May 3, 2024 , 9:14 pm

    Ever since I’ve been taking Algae Cal I have been eating prunes. They’re not only good for our bones, but they satisfy a craving for something sweet as well.

  465. Barbara Gleason

    May 3, 2024 , 9:25 pm

    Thanks for the reminder! My Grammy always had her prunes made by taking a skinny Mason jar and putting some prunes into water and heating it overnight by setting it on the flat top of the radiator in our old 1930s-era house. By morning, they were gently steamed overnight!

  466. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:01 pm

    That sounds like a wonderful tradition, Barbara! Thank you for sharing this heartwarming memory! 🙂
    – Yoori

  467. Christine Carlson

    May 3, 2024 , 9:39 pm

    Thanks for the tip!

  468. Susan Louck

    May 3, 2024 , 9:53 pm

    great information

  469. Rose

    May 3, 2024 , 9:53 pm

    I am always looking for foods that are nutrient dense. thank you for this article highlighting how nutritious prunes are for bone health.

  470. Pauline Condrick

    May 3, 2024 , 9:59 pm

    Excellent article, Iam committed to eating 5 prunes a day!

  471. Rose

    May 3, 2024 , 10:02 pm

    I am always looking for foods that are nutrient dense. thank you for this article on how nutritious prunes are for bone health.

  472. Mark

    May 3, 2024 , 10:02 pm

    Very thorough and great information. I had read about prunes before but this added to my knowledge.

  473. Angela

    May 3, 2024 , 10:10 pm

    Very interesting article. I don’t like prunes. Wondering if there is any benefit to eating raisins?

  474. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:09 pm

    Certainly, Angela! Raisins can contribute to bone health because they contain some calcium and boron, which are important for bone strength. Additionally, their antioxidants and dietary fiber may help support overall bone health by reducing oxidative stress and promoting nutrient absorption. While raisins alone may not be enough to ensure strong bones, including them as part of a balanced diet can be beneficial. I hope this helps! 🙂
    – Yoori

  475. Adriana

    May 3, 2024 , 10:11 pm

    Thanks for this info. This is an easy addition to my diet.

  476. Frances Anne Brown

    May 3, 2024 , 11:31 pm

    good to learn the value of prunes in reaching greater bone health. I have been eating three a day because I like them. This article suggests 5-6 a day can greatly enhance bone density and bring a multitude of minerals needed.

  477. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:12 pm

    That’s great to hear that you’ve been enjoying prunes! Eating three prunes a day is still beneficial, as they provide valuable nutrients for bone health. If you’re interested in increasing your intake to 5-6 prunes a day, it may further provide additional minerals that support bone health :).
    – Yoori

  478. Claire Ortega

    May 3, 2024 , 11:35 pm

    Thank you, I love dried fruits.

  479. Patricia Snyder

    May 3, 2024 , 11:57 pm

    Very informative

  480. June Knight

    May 4, 2024 , 12:57 am

    Thank you for this good information.

  481. Yvonne Benoit

    May 4, 2024 , 1:28 am

    I love Prunes and Plums. So glad there is something I like that is actually good for me.

  482. Jacqueline Smith

    May 4, 2024 , 1:50 am

    Great article on the benefits of eating prunes to help reverse osteoporosis.

  483. Shaw Judy

    May 4, 2024 , 1:59 am

    Interesting facts

  484. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:10 pm

    We’re so glad you found it interesting, Shaw!
    – Yoori

  485. Sheila

    May 4, 2024 , 2:00 am

    I’m glad to be able to find out about food choices that will help me slow or stop the bone loss.

  486. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:11 pm

    We’re so glad you found it helpful, Sheila!
    – Yoori

  487. Yvonne Benoit

    May 4, 2024 , 2:06 am

    So good to hear something I love is good for me.

  488. Pam Bianucci

    May 4, 2024 , 2:13 am

    I learned that prunes are a bone health “super food” and appreciate the effort going into helping me to get the most out of what I eat to benefit my bones

    Thank you Algae-Cal

  489. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:18 pm

    We’re so glad you found it helpful, Pam!
    – Yoori

  490. SuzyM

    May 4, 2024 , 2:55 am

    An easy way that I incorporate Prunes into my daily routine, is to add them jnto my morning Smoothie. They also kickstart my bowels! Bonus! ; )

  491. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:09 pm

    Great tip, Suzy! Thank you for sharing :).
    – Yoori

  492. Joyce Aponte

    May 4, 2024 , 2:59 am

    excellent info!!

  493. Marcia

    May 4, 2024 , 3:25 am

    Wow, this was so informative. Thanks for sharing!

  494. Chris Silvia

    May 4, 2024 , 3:30 am

    Thank you! I knew they were high in boron but it’s good to know about the many other nutrients prunes contain

  495. Nancy Elsey

    May 4, 2024 , 3:43 am

    I will be adding prunes to my diet. Thanks for the advice.

  496. Danita Nellhaus

    May 4, 2024 , 3:48 am

    Did NOT know this! looking at a bag of them now 🙂

  497. Victoria

    May 4, 2024 , 4:00 am

    thanks for this info! I’m going to pick some up today.

  498. Linda K

    May 4, 2024 , 4:08 am

    Who knew that prunes have so many health benefits, especially for our bones!

  499. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:56 pm

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Linda!
    – Yoori

  500. Judith Herrick

    May 4, 2024 , 4:14 am

    I think I am probably one of the only ones who likes prune juice.

    Glad to hear it is helpful

  501. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:11 pm

    That’s great, Judith! Thank you for sharing :).
    – Yoori

  502. Gail

    May 4, 2024 , 4:18 am

    Love prunes, but this adds quite a few calories too.

  503. Jeanne

    May 4, 2024 , 4:27 am

    I participated in a dried plum study several years ago & can attest to the power of their effects. I recommend starting with smaller amounts — perhaps 2 or 3 a day for starters — and building up from there. This will allow your body to adjust to the laxative effects and the increased calorie count. For reference, the results of the study, conducted by M. J. De Souza, were published in the NIH National Library of Medicine in 2022.

  504. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Jeanne!
    – Yoori

  505. Ingrid

    May 4, 2024 , 4:39 am

    The addition of prunes to my diet in combination with the algiaecal products have helped me to improve my bone density.

  506. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:56 pm

    That’s fantastic news, Ingrid! 🙂 Thank you for sharing, and keep up the great work!
    – Yoori

  507. Margaret Young

    May 4, 2024 , 4:44 am

    I wonder if two prunes a day would improve bone health. Very interesting,

  508. Patti Wicks

    May 4, 2024 , 4:46 am

    Very informative article, I didn’t realize some of the facts before reading this

  509. Margaret Ann

    May 4, 2024 , 4:47 am

    Article is rich w information about benefits of prunes re maintaining and building bone density. I will definitely begin to add them to my daily diet. Thank you for the educational information!

  510. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 4:32 pm

    It was truly our pleasure, Margaret! We hope you enjoy. 🙂
    – Shelby

  511. Kathy

    May 4, 2024 , 4:54 am

    Excellent article! Encouraged me to eat and buy prunes again 🙂

  512. Cynthia Brown

    May 4, 2024 , 5:09 am

    Our nutrition along with exerciser and yoga can allow us to keep healthy without taking harmful medicines. Glad to know prunes are another one of those supper foods

  513. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:27 pm

    Right on, Cynthia! 🙂
    – Yoori

  514. Juliann Stedwill

    May 4, 2024 , 5:10 am

    This is great news! I’m learning so much from your articles and feeling better already!

  515. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 4:32 pm

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Juliann, and it’s great that you’re feeling better!
    – Shelby

  516. Paula Bogdan Brown

    May 4, 2024 , 5:15 am

    Great article!! Thank you. How about some great recipes?

  517. Yvonne

    May 4, 2024 , 5:17 am

    I benefit from the nutrition articles to support my overall health

  518. Deirdrea Garcia

    May 4, 2024 , 5:29 am

    I never knew all the wonderful benefits of prunes until I read your article several months ago. prunes are now part of my daily diet.

  519. Patricia Prevet

    May 4, 2024 , 5:32 am

    I love prunes and try to eat 5-6 each day as a healthy snack. I am hoping they will help my dexa scores to improve.

  520. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:55 pm

    Great to hear, Patricia!
    – Yoori

  521. Robert J Knox

    May 4, 2024 , 5:36 am

    Who knew? OK prunes, here I come…but moderately!

  522. Kathy Orso

    May 4, 2024 , 5:43 am

    Never knew the great value of prunes. I will try it!!

  523. Connie Weyant

    May 4, 2024 , 5:54 am

    This is new information that is very helpful.

  524. Kristin Hill

    May 4, 2024 , 5:54 am

    Thank you for the specific details about why prunes are beneficial. I’ll incorporate them into my diet: 2 with every meal. Easy to do!

  525. Maura

    May 4, 2024 , 6:06 am

    I had read a study several years ago out of FSU about the benefits of addding prunes into your diet to help with bone density. At the time the recommendation was to eat 10 to 12 prunes a day (perhaps a tad bit too much for the digestive system). I am glad to read that this amount can be halved and benefits can still be reaped.

  526. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:16 pm

    We’re so glad you found it helpful, Maura!
    – Yoori

  527. Jo

    May 4, 2024 , 6:23 am

    I love prunes! I buy prunes that are preservative free. Do they need to be organic?

  528. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:20 pm

    It’s great to hear that you enjoy prunes, Jo! While organic choices are better, whether prunes need to be organic depends on your personal preferences and priorities :).
    – Yoori

  529. Glennis Hogan

    May 4, 2024 , 6:24 am

    Instead of eating so many prunes can’t you take vitamin k instead to get the same benefit?

  530. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:21 pm

    Great question, Glennis! While eating prunes can provide many nutritional values to our bones, you don’t necessarily have to consume prunes. Instead, you are welcome to take supplementation if you prefer.
    – Yoori

  531. Joyce Betts

    May 4, 2024 , 6:29 am

    Some good info

  532. Chris Reed

    May 4, 2024 , 6:31 am

    This article was very informative with information I’ve never heard before. Thank you

  533. Chris Reed

    May 4, 2024 , 6:33 am

    Thank you for this article. Very informative with new information.

  534. Chris Reed

    May 4, 2024 , 6:39 am

    Thanks for the information. I will start eating prunes this week.

  535. Francie Barnett

    May 4, 2024 , 6:42 am

    Interesting

  536. Chris

    May 4, 2024 , 6:51 am

    Is prune juice a good substitute for dried prunes bygone you

  537. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:27 pm

    Great question, Chris! My understanding is that both prune juice and prunes can contribute to a healthy diet and provide similar health benefits, but whole prunes may offer slightly more benefits due to their intact form. One thing to be mindful of is that prune juice may contain added sugars, depending on how it’s processed. Excessive sugar intake can have negative effects on overall health, including potentially contributing to bone density issues. Look for unsweetened prune juice or consume prunes in their whole form to avoid added sugars. Please do confirm with a healthcare professional or registered dietician on their best recommendations!
    – Yoori

  538. Susan Klahr

    May 4, 2024 , 6:53 am

    Interesting and such and easy lifestyle change to incorporate!

  539. Jean

    May 4, 2024 , 6:54 am

    Because the AlgaeCal plus, and Strontium Boost already cause me to have loose bowels, I am afraid adding 5 prunes to my diet would make this even worse.

  540. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing your concern, Jean! We are sorry to hear that you’re experiencing loose bowels while taking our products!

    A friendly note that magnesium is a natural osmotic laxative and too much can cause loose stools. If you’re taking other supplements in addition to AlgaeCal, check to see if they also contain magnesium. If this isn’t the case, magnesium malabsorption could be the cause. Our bodies require the active form of vitamin B6 – pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P) – to properly absorb magnesium.

    Approximately 1 in 4 people have a genetic inability to efficiently convert vitamin B6 to P5P and this interferes with magnesium absorption. Symptoms of magnesium malabsorption include loose stool, muscle cramps, and headaches. To determine if this is the case, you could try supplementing with 50mg of P5P daily. P5P is a very inexpensive and safe supplement and can be found in any health food store. We hope this helps! Please don’t hesitate to call our Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184 (US & Canada Toll-free) for further support!
    – Yoori

  541. mary

    May 4, 2024 , 6:54 am

    prunes are a laxative for those of us who already have loose stools.

  542. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:39 pm

    Certainly, Mary. If prunes exacerbate loose stools, it’s best to avoid them. Each person’s digestive system responds differently, and finding what works best for you is key.
    – Yoori

  543. Jessica George

    May 4, 2024 , 6:54 am

    I love prunes!! the fiber is great and lucky for me to grow back my bones after excessive antibiotic / corticoid steroid use.

  544. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 4:21 pm

    We are so happy to hear this, Jessica! f there’s anything we can do to support your bone health journey, please don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re always here to help. 🙂
    – Shelby

  545. Anna

    May 4, 2024 , 6:58 am

    I never knew prunes played such an important part in recovering bone loss! I am going to start eating 4 to 5 prunes a day now!

  546. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:24 pm

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Anna. We hope you enjoy!
    – Yoori

  547. Judith Fischer

    May 4, 2024 , 7:13 am

    I will definitely try them. I like raisins and dried cranberries so I think I would like prunes.

  548. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 4:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Judith! We hope you enjoy. 🙂
    – Shelby

  549. Josephine Miranda

    May 4, 2024 , 7:23 am

    All these articles are so informative .
    Now that I am enlightened, there definitely will be some important Dietary changes for me.. Thank you for educating me .

  550. Robin Hetko

    May 4, 2024 , 7:45 am

    Good to know. I thought prunes were only good for intestinal health. Will make sure I include 4-5 each day.

  551. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 4:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Robin! We hope you enjoy. 🙂
    – Shelby

  552. Denise

    May 4, 2024 , 8:00 am

    Fantastique! Je mange tous les matins 6 prunes!

  553. Sue Eichler

    May 4, 2024 , 8:04 am

    Wow! I remember my elderly relatives always eating prunes when I was a kid. They definitely knew they were healthy but for another (obvious) reason! Years ago, Sunsweet used to sell prunes flavored with a touch or orange and a touch of lemon that were delicious but I haven’t seen them for a while. I wish they would bring them back.

  554. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 8:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Sue! Glad to hear that your relatives enjoyed eating prunes!
    – Yoori

  555. Gloria Armstrong

    May 4, 2024 , 8:20 am

    Great article. Thank you

  556. Nancy Miller

    May 4, 2024 , 8:21 am

    Glad to have this information….was new to me…an easy addition to my diet.

  557. Gunn Mardell

    May 4, 2024 , 8:32 am

    Seems like a worthwhile thing to do. But do have some concerns about the calories and sugar from eating more than 5 prunes every day. Maybe the benefit’s are worth it

  558. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 4:11 pm

    We totally understand your concern, Gunn! A little sugar from natural foods like prunes should be okay in moderation, but of course, we always recommend consulting a professional to make the best decisions for your dietary needs. 🙂
    – Shelby

  559. Victoria olcus

    May 4, 2024 , 8:33 am

    Not crazy about prunes, but I will give it a try

  560. Patrice A Bahnsen

    May 4, 2024 , 8:48 am

    Good to know how healthy prunes are, and easy to add to my diet.

  561. Connie Kristensen

    May 4, 2024 , 8:48 am

    I’ve learned a lot by consuming AlgaeCal and becoming part of the AlgaeCal community.

  562. Connie Kristensen

    May 4, 2024 , 8:50 am

    I’ve learned a lot by taking AlgaeCal and being part of the AlgaeCal community.

  563. Luanne Ebright

    May 4, 2024 , 9:11 am

    Thank you for this article on prunes! They definitely are a superfood; packed with beneficial nutrients…many reasons to incorporate them in your daily intake.

  564. Tamara Vogt

    May 4, 2024 , 9:26 am

    Definitely adding prunes daily! Interesting article.

  565. Ravit Bove

    May 4, 2024 , 9:42 am

    As an RD I learned about the advantage of prunes for bone health, recommend it and eat it daily myself. Great article!

  566. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 4:07 pm

    Thank you so much for commenting, Ravit! 🙂
    – Shelby

  567. Marilyn Curtis

    May 4, 2024 , 9:45 am

    My husband and I love prunes and eat them frequently. So good to know they are good for our bones!

  568. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 4:07 pm

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Marilyn! Hope you and your husband continue to enjoy your prunes. 🙂
    – Shelby

  569. Linda

    May 4, 2024 , 10:03 am

    The article on prunes was excel. I love them anyway so I’m thankful to know they’re so good for the bones!

  570. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:51 pm

    We’re so glad you found it helpful, Linda!
    – Yoori

  571. Marti

    May 4, 2024 , 10:05 am

    any suggestions if we don’t like prunes?

  572. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:52 pm

    Hi Marti! If prunes aren’t your favorite food, there are plenty of other nutritious options available that can provide similar health benefits. Consider trying some of the alternatives, such as dried apricots, figs, raisins, or incorporating more leafy greens, nuts, and seeds into your diet.
    – Yoori

  573. JoDeine

    May 4, 2024 , 10:14 am

    Guess I will be adding Prunes to my food choices. ☺️

  574. Jeanmarie Centeno

    May 4, 2024 , 10:20 am

    Love prunes!

  575. Frances Marie Otto

    May 4, 2024 , 10:35 am

    Noticing that there is a “strong correlation” between consuming prunes and increased bone density was worth noting. Thanks so much.

  576. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 9:01 am

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Frances!
    – Shelby

  577. Susanne Mckee

    May 4, 2024 , 10:50 am

    I can easily add 5 prunes to my daily diet! Add them to my oatmeal or cereal, or add them to a salad. Thanks for the info.

  578. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 9:00 am

    Thanks for sharing, Susanne! We hope you enjoy. 🙂
    – Shelby

  579. Mary Cline

    May 4, 2024 , 10:53 am

    Excellent article. Was not aware that prunes were one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits. Thank you.

  580. Meg OLeary

    May 4, 2024 , 11:00 am

    Great to learn that prunes are a bone health super food!

  581. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 9:00 am

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Meg!
    – Shelby

  582. Carla

    May 4, 2024 , 11:12 am

    Such amazing ingredients found in the supplements

  583. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 4:05 pm

    We are definitely proud of our formulation, Carla, and we are so happy to here that you agree! Thank you for your kind words, and if there’s anything we can do to support your bone health journey going forward, please don’t hesitate to let us know – we’re always here to help. 🙂
    – Shelby

  584. Nancy Rule

    May 4, 2024 , 11:17 am

    Who knew prunes were so loaded with nutrients- especially those trace minerals that can be hard to find. I’m going to “up” my consistency game in adding prunes into the mix.

  585. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 7:53 pm

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Nancy!
    – Yoori

  586. laurie grossman

    May 4, 2024 , 11:18 am

    Well, going to store to buy prunes later today. thanks for tip.

  587. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:59 am

    It was our pleasure, Laurie!
    – Shelby

  588. Ingrid White

    May 4, 2024 , 11:30 am

    Interesting and helpful facts concerning nutrition…

  589. Mary

    May 4, 2024 , 11:36 am

    Interesting research

  590. Barbara Stefl

    May 4, 2024 , 11:39 am

    Always knew that prunes were great for keeping regular. Happy to learn that they also help with building bones.

  591. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:57 am

    We are so happy to hear you learned something new, Barbara!
    – Shelby

  592. CindyLou

    May 4, 2024 , 11:44 am

    Yea! I love prunes❣️ I can continue them as my sweet treat for the day😁

  593. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:56 am

    Thank you for taking the time to share, CindyLou!
    – Shelby

  594. Jane

    May 4, 2024 , 11:46 am

    I will be buying more prunes!

  595. LIsa Darling

    May 4, 2024 , 11:57 am

    Interesting article. I do enjoy prunes. I am up to 3 per day. I don’t think I can handle 10 a day without spending the entire day in the bathroom!! I will keep working on it.

  596. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:55 am

    It’s definitely important to listen to your body, Lisa!
    – Shelby

  597. Dawn Williams

    May 4, 2024 , 12:08 pm

    Love organic Looney Prunes!

  598. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:54 am

    Thank you so much for commenting, Dawn! 🙂
    – Shelby

  599. Sharon Nagle

    May 4, 2024 , 12:50 pm

    I love prunes this is great news. For a snack at night I enjoy soaking a few in herbal tea.

  600. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:53 am

    Thank you so much for commenting, Sharon! 🙂
    – Shelby

  601. Judi Rosensweig

    May 4, 2024 , 1:01 pm

    I love prunes but rarely eat them! I will be including them into my daily diet. Thanks for sharing this!

  602. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:50 am

    We’re so glad you found it helpful, Judi!
    – Shelby

  603. Barbara Salcido

    May 4, 2024 , 1:06 pm

    Good information. I recently added prunes for other health needs. Now I know it serves other benefits.

  604. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:45 am

    We’re so glad you found it helpful, Barbara!
    – Shelby

  605. Kathy Sue Brookman

    May 4, 2024 , 1:19 pm

    Thanks for the info. I love prunes.

  606. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:45 am

    It was our pleasure, Kathy Sue!
    – Shelby

  607. Vanessa Bordner

    May 4, 2024 , 1:26 pm

    It’s been a while since I’ve had prunes, not sure why. For a while I had huge cravings for them, love them, so will be glad to add back to foods to eat.

  608. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:43 am

    Thanks for sharing, Vanessa! We hope you enjoy. 🙂
    – Shelby

  609. Kathleen Correll

    May 4, 2024 , 1:37 pm

    If something as simple as eating 5 or 6 prunes a day could result in better bone density – I’m all in. Also – my 97 year old mother has been eating prunes and drinking prune juice for as long as I can remember. So between all the current research (thank you Dr. Liz Lipski) and my mother’s daily routine (thank you mom) – prunes are a daily part of my diet. I just wish I would have followed my mom’s “daily prune intake” example years ago!!!!

  610. Yoori AlgaeCal

    May 6, 2024 , 6:55 pm

    It’s never too late, Kathleen! On a side note, did you know that there are 16 essential bone-supporting minerals and vitamins and it’s important to replenish our bones with all of these? You can learn more about our multi-nutrient, clinically supported approach to stronger bones HERE. I hope this helps!
    – Yoori

  611. Louise Carlton

    May 4, 2024 , 1:41 pm

    eat prunes everday

  612. Jennifer

    May 4, 2024 , 1:51 pm

    Good to know, will be adding organic dried prunes to my shopping list!

  613. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:41 am

    Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! We hope you enjoy. 🙂
    – Shelby

  614. Danielle

    May 4, 2024 , 1:55 pm

    I was thrilled to learn about this easy way to help my bone density!

  615. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:39 am

    We’re so glad you found it helpful, Danielle!
    – Shelby

  616. Giselle Harris

    May 4, 2024 , 1:56 pm

    Thank you, I will be adding to my diet!

  617. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:39 am

    Thanks for sharing, Giselle! We hope you enjoy. 🙂
    – Shelby

  618. Ricardo Guerra

    May 4, 2024 , 2:03 pm

    Thank you, this is awesome and insightful.

  619. Lucille Colihan

    May 4, 2024 , 2:14 pm

    WOW Interesting article about prunes! Who knew? I will start eating these as well as continue to take my AlgaeCal supplements.

  620. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:38 am

    We’re so glad you found it interesting, Lucille!
    – Shelby

  621. Fay

    May 4, 2024 , 2:28 pm

    👍🏻

  622. Cory Aeschliman

    May 4, 2024 , 2:34 pm

    This news about prunes increasing bone health was news to me-“maybe the closest thing to a bone health superfood”

  623. Shelby AlgaeCal

    May 5, 2024 , 8:33 am

    Thank you for commenting, Cory!
    – Shelby

  624. Nancy Ernst

    May 4, 2024 , 2:42 pm

    This simple little fruit is packed with vital nutrients. Thank you for sharing this information