A comparison of the cholesterol-lowering potential of four dried fruits—apples, dates, figs, and plums.
Nota del Doctor
This supports the extraordinary findings detailed in Dried Apples vs. Cholesterol. More on dried fruit can be found in Better Than Goji Berries; Amla Versus Diabetes; and To Snack or Not to Snack? Those with asthma may want to choose dried fruits without the preservative sulfur dioxide—see my Ask the Doctor comment: Sulfite sensitivity from sulphur dioxide in dried fruits?
More on the sugar content of dates in Are Dates Good For You? Also, I’ve got a great date recipe in Healthy Pumpkin Pie, and my favorite date source is noted in my Ask the Doctor comment: What’s the best source of those dates you like?
Prunes may not help our cholesterol, but they may improve the health of our skin; see Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep. That’s, of course, in addition to their customary regularity role—something I’m going to address in my next video, Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet.