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Are prunes a natural laxative?

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Often called "Nature's Remedy," prunes contain sorbitol, which has a natural, laxative effect in the body. Dried plums are also high in disease-fighting antioxidants and have both insoluble and soluble fiber. One cup of pitted, uncooked prunes contains 12 grams of fiber. Three dried plums have 3.9 grams of fiber.

From: Dietary Fiber for Constipation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Fiber: How to increase the amount in your diet." American Dietetic Association (ADA): "Plum Good." Institute of Medicine. McIlwain H. , New York: Marlowe, 2007. Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD. U.S. Department of Agriculture





A Diet for a Pain-Free Life

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SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Fiber: How to increase the amount in your diet." American Dietetic Association (ADA): "Plum Good." Institute of Medicine. McIlwain H. , New York: Marlowe, 2007. Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD. U.S. Department of Agriculture





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