The benefits of the prunes, with proven scientific evidence, are many. One of the most well-known is being a natural remedy against constipation. In 2011, the Alimentary, Pharmacology and Therapeutics published an article in which they mention this fruit is high in fiber and sorbitol, components that help have better intestinal flow and relieving constipation. Furthermore, it relieves constipation, prevents premature aging, promotes cardiovascular health, which adds antioxidant power. Prunes are an excellent source of fiber, in fact, in 100g of the fruit there is 6,1g of fiber. A study performed in 2015 by the Experimental Biology Conference of Boston, found that they help lower the risk of colon cancer, since they facilitate the retention of intestinal bacteria inside the colon. There are studies from Oklahoma University that point out that periodic consumption helps set calcium and that they contain a substance that helps maintain muscle mass- which decreases naturally in the human body in people older than forty years old.