A regular choice for fitness fanatics, pitted prunes (dried plums with the stones removed) have a huge amount of natural sugar and large amounts of potassium. Potassium is used in the maintenance of healthy muscles, so pitted prunes make a suitable choice for a heavy diet while exercising, especially with weights training. They also have very high levels of dietary fibre, and contrary to the old wives’ tales, will help regulate your digestion, not loosen it up. They’re very effective treatments for diarrhoea. The large quantities of vitamin A, calcium and iron are a bonus. Plus, pitted prunes have a delicious, aromatic flavour and taste.