I was in the restroom at work when I chose to chat with a colleague about prunes. I know. I've really got to work on my timing.
We were both lip glossing in front of the mirror when I started the conversation.
Oh, hi! I've been thinking about you.
Wondering -- was your cancer estrogen-sensitive?
Mine, too. You know we have to be concerned about bone density?
True, women can lose up to 20 percent of their bone density five to seven years after menopause.
It's even worse when they turn off the estrogen faucet.
Thanks. I actually have great bone density.
I run and have done weight-bearing exercise my whole life.
Ditto. It goes fast.
I hate this, too, but I've been doing some reading, and it turns out prunes help.
Prunes, otherwise called dried plums. They suggest 5-10 a day. I'm up to three.
I like prunes.
You could start now. That's why I've been thinking about you. It can't hurt.
Yes, and since we're in the restroom, you should know there are, uh, other benefits.
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.
As I said, I've really got to work on my timing. That said, estrogen or no estrogen, do consider adding prunes to your diet to improve bone density as you age. I do not represent the Sunsweet company, but if you're going to do this, try their delicious D'Noir dried plums. Definitely not your grandmother's prune.