Prunes have long been known to be a home remedy
for constipation, they also have been called dried plums. It is one of
the healthiest fruits and should be part of your healthy diet. It is
that you can buy all kinds medications to help when your constipated.
It is far more healthy if you
include them in your diet. You can buy prunes that are ready to eat
and its much cheaper then buying over the counter medications. Prunes
contain three different kinds of ingredients that help your digestive
system working correctly. They are high in fiber which is needed to
keep you from being constipated.
Insoluble fiber in the fruit stays in
the digestive tract and soaks up water to make stool easier to pass.
Prunes also contain soluble fiber which helps lower cholesterol which
should be part of a healthy
diet. They also contain a natural sugar, sorbitol which also soaks up
water. Research has shown they contain fifteen percent sorbitol which
is great and potent for relieving constipation. They help the
stimulate the intestine making it contract which helps you go to the
bathroom. It is recommended that if you are having trouble going to
the bathroom try eating two to five prunes a day.
As with most fruits they contain vitamins and minerals. You get a lot
of health benefits from eating
prunes. One of the nutrients that you get is beta-carotene an
antioxidant and potassium which helps keep blood pressure down. You
can drink the juice but it has less fiber then the whole fruit. The
juice does contain a right amount of vitamin C. If you can it is
better to eat the whole fruit to get the best benefits for your
Most of the time it is best to eat them in the morning. Many people
pureed them to replace butter,
and oil in baked goods. This can cut fat by ninety percent without
losing the rich taste that usually
comes from the fat. You can put prunes in a blender to make the prune
puree which will replace more and more fat in margarine and butter.
Any left over can be stored in a covered container in the