Prunes slow and prevent aging
Guess which fruit has more antioxidants than blueberries? If you said prunes, give yourself a high five! Prunes are the #1 food in terms of antioxidant capacity. This tiny purple fruit topped the list with more than twice the level of antioxidants than other high-scoring fruits.
Antioxidants help slow oxidative damage throughout the body caused by free radicals, which are associated with as many as 60 different diseases. Are you a regular prune eater? Lucky for you, prunes contain manganese, phytonutrient antioxidants neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid, and the antioxidant beta-carotene. These antioxidants are responsible for slowing and preventing aging and oxidative damage. How’s that for superfood?
* Prior, R., Joseph, J., Cao, G. and Shukitt-Hale, B., “Can Foods Forestall Aging”, Agricultural Research, Feb., 1999