Prune Juice Offers Gentle Relief From Constipation
Are you looking for a natural way to get relief from the discomfort of constipation? Do you believe that there is a better way than using laxatives whenever the problem strikes? Have you done your research and discovered the dangers of depending on conventional laxatives to make it easier for you to go to the toilet?
Your grandmother may have offered you advice about how eating prunes or drinking prune juice can bring relief from the discomfort of constipation. To you it might have sounded like old fashioned advice. Afterall, modern medicine has a cure for everything. Surely there is something better and more effective than prunes?
Don’t be too quick to brush off your grandmother’s advice. It is not just an oldwives tale. Prunes and prune juice are used successfully to get things moving again, bringing about the relief you seek from the discomfort, pain and bloating of not being able to go to the toilet.
When consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet, prunes or prune juice, help to keep your digestive system healthy. They are also a good source of various nutrients that are beneficial to our health.
The Nutritional Value of Prunes and Prune Juice
Prunes are dried plums. Therefore prunes offer the same nutritional benefits of plums, but in a more condensed package. The prunes used to make Natureland prune juice are dried in the sun and no sulfur is added. (Sulfur is often used as a preservative for dried fruit).
Prunes contain a long list of health-promoting nutrients that include:
- Vitamins: A, B1, B2, Niacin, B6, C and K
- Minerals: Sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron
- Trace elements: zinc, copper and boron
- Polyphenols (plant chemicals that promote health)
It is worth mentioning that for people who suffer from iron deficiency anemia, a cup of prune juice provides approximately 3mg of iron. This is 17% of your daily iron requirement!
Fiber and Sorbitol for Gut Health
The reason prunes and prune juice are useful for alleviating constipation and promoting gut health is because they contain both fiber and sorbitol.
Sorbitol is a type of carbohydrate that is not fully digested by the human digestive system. It passes into the colon where it provides fuel for the friendly bacteria that live in your gut. It is sweet, but doesn’t result in a rapid spike in blood sugar as granulated sugar does.
Prunes are a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Like sorbitol, fiber cannot be digested by the human digestive system and it passes almost intact into the colon. The health-giving bacteria in the gut flourish when we eat a diet rich in fiber.
The Importance of Healthy Gut Bacteria
The link between constipation and an unhealthy gut may be fairly obvious. What is less obvious is how to ensure that your digestive system is healthy. It all boils down to supporting the trillions of bacteria that live in your gut.
Not all bacteria are bad and cause illness. Medical researchers have come to realize that in order for us to be healthy we need a lot of a wide variety of bacteria living and thriving in our colon. Their presence and the chemicals they produce when they digest the parts of food that we cannot digest, keeps the digestive system healthy by maintaining the integrity of the intestinal cell wall.
Gut bacteria have also been found to have a significant connection to our overall health and wellbeing. It is estimated that 70% of our immune system is found in the gut, so making sure that your gut bacteria are thriving gives your immune system a boost. They also influence our metabolism and our mental wellbeing.
When you consider that a single serving of prune juice contains 3g of fiber, it becomes clearer as to why it is useful in keeping your digestive system happy.
The Dangers of Laxatives
The occasional use of laxatives is not a problem. They are a type of medicine that stimulates the movement of the intestines and the food and waste products through it. When you start relying on them to go to the toilet, it is time to sit up and take notice.
The regular use of laxatives can make your digestive system lazy. It gets used to the external stimulus to keep things moving through the intestines. When you do not take the laxative, nothing happens and it becomes increasingly difficult to evacuate your bowels. Your attempt to treat your constipation may be making it even worse.
Natureland’s Pure Prune Juice for the Relief of Constipation
Your grandmother was right! Prunes and prune juice offer gentle, natural relief from the discomfort of constipation.
Natureland brings you naturally better products. Our prune juice is 100% natural prune juice made from unsulfured sun dried prunes. It offers you all of the benefits without any of the additives.
Prunes are dried plums. The plums used in our prune juice are dried gently and naturally in the sun to maintain their nutrient profile and flavor. Each cup of our prune juice contains the goodness of 450g of fresh plums.
Natureland takes pride in offering you only the best nature has to offer. We go out of our way to ensure that our products are all-natural; free from unnecessary, artificial additives.
Our prune juice is no different. The whole prune is used, including the skin, that ensures that all of the natural goodness found in the prunes is maintained. No lemon juice, sugar, concentrates, flavors or synthetic vitamins are added. The prunes are simply processed with water to create an aromatic, mild tasting, all-natural, gentle prune juice.
We use a special heating process to keep our prune juice fresh and to prevent fermentation. To pasteurize the juice, it is heated to 60-85 ℃ and immediately cooled. This not only kills off any bacteria in the juice, but preserves the nutrients that would otherwise be lost in conventional pasteurization.
For the relief of constipation and to promote overall gut health, we recommend drinking one cup (200ml) of prune juice per day. The effect is mild and gentle, so if needed, it is perfectly okay for you to add a second cup to achieve the relief you seek.
All-Natural Relief From Constipation
Prune juice offers you an all-natural alternative for the treatment of constipation. Instead of making your digestive system lazy and unhealthy, prune juice promotes gut health. The fiber and sorbitol feed the healthy bacteria in your colon which produce chemicals that help keep the intestinal cell wall healthy. Just one cup of Natureland’s aromatic, mild-tasting prune juice, with zero additives, offers you relief from the discomfort of not being able to go to the toilet.