According to the claims of a new study from Penn State dried fruit “may be connected” with better health.
According to this study based on data from over 25,000 participants in the (US) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a survey that provides tons of ongoing fascinating information, although people who consumed dried fruits regularly had a higher calorie intake, they also had an overall lower average BMI and waist circumference than people who did not admit to eating dried fruit regularly (I think prune eaters are not that eager to let the world know their secret eating habits).
But . . .
According to the interpretation of this finding, people who consumed dried fruit regularly are also much more likely to be “regularly physically active” than their non-prune-eating friends.
So, sure eat your prunes. Or raisins. Or apricots.
But also make sure to walk more and stand more and do more exercise.