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Do prunes really help that much with relieving constipation, or is that just an old wives’ tale? Thanks, Samantha

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There are many old wives’ tales out there regarding our health, however, in this case, your grandma was right.

Prunes are often recommended for fast constipation relief.

Whole prunes and prune juice not only are a great source of dietary fiber, but also contain other important nutrients, such as potassium and vitamin A.

On top of that, they also contain significant sources of sorbitol and plant compounds believed to provide a laxative affect.

Munch on prunes or prepare a prune drink. Sprinkle chopped prunes onto your salad or cereal. When preparing a smoothie, you can add prunes to other ingredients.

Prune Drink  for Fast Constipation Relief

Prunes and Plums for Constipation Relief

Prunes and plums work well for constipation relief

To prepare the prune drink, put a few prunes in a cup.

Boil some water and let it cool to lukewarm temperature.

Then pour the water over the dry prunes to fully cover them with water.

Cover the cup with a plate and leave it for a few hours or for the night.

Drink the liquid first thing in the morning or between meals.

The liquid will still be effective and much less irritating than eating prunes.

Start with a small amount and gradually increase the amount for a full effect.

Prune Juice Recipe For Constipation

Or, you may try making prune juice with apples and pears, which are also considered great constipation remedies, by following this recipe:

2 pitted plums or pitted prunes
2 apples cut into pieces
1 pear sliced into pieces

In this recipe, if you are using dried prunes, prior to making the juice, you will need to soak the dried prunes in some water. Instead of juicing them, you’ll need to blend the prunes with 1 cup of water in a blender at high speed.

However, if you often get constipated, it’s important that you make some more significant changes to what you eat, than just munching on prunes.

Improving your lifestyle and becoming more active is also important.

Read more tips on this How to Relieve Constipation Fast site. You will see that relieving your constipation naturally and getting your elimination back on schedule is not so complicated. So get started right as soon as possible with these easy simple steps.

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