There are a lot of people around the world who have problem with excess weight, and try all kinds of diets or pills in order to lose weight. But, they haven’t probably heard that eating prunes twice a day during weight loss diet can easily lose weight because these fruits help maintain satiety sensation.
It was conducted a study by scientists from the University of Liverpool, UK, who monitored weight and appetite of 100 overweight and obese people, men and women who have received comprehensive advice on the diet they need to follow.
In the diet of the participants were included prunes. Half of the participants were given prunes as a daily snack, twice a day. Men ate 170 grams of prunes a day and women 140 grams per day.
For three months both groups of volunteers loss about two kilograms in weight and waists were thinned by an average of 2.5 centimeters.
Towards the end of the three months it was noticed a faster weight loss in participants who consumed dried plums.
The fact that participants didn’t feel hunger was probably due to large amount of fiber existing in the fruit.
The researcher Jason Halford, claims that prunes ability to satisfy hunger is a benefit that compensates relatively high sugar content, saying that other dried fruits such as raisins, have similar beneficial effects, which is why dried fruit snacking are ideal for weight loss.