Finally, the fact that prunes are high-antioxidants makes them a great way to help prevent and protect against the development of heart disease down the road. The antioxidants in prune juice help to prevent the oxidation of LDL (the bad cholesterol). Additionally, there is a substance in prunes that is known as ‘propionic acid’ that can stop a specific enzyme in the liver from making cholesterol. This helps reduce the presence of bad cholesterol in the body and helps lower heart disease risks overall in the patient consuming the prune juice. If this is not enough, the soluble fiber in prunes also helps the cholesterol present in your system to bind to bile. Bile is pushed out of your body by your digestive system, and thus any cholesterol stuck to it is swept out as well.
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