An important source of health and vitality, plums invites us every time with their flavor and color. Prevalent in autumn as fresh fruits or prunes in the rest of the year, these fruits are an ideal method of natural treatment for various diseases of the body.  A prune is any of various plum, mostly European Plum, sold as fresh or dried fruit. The dried fruit is also referred to as a dried plum.

          Prune juice is a natural laxative and so many people with digestion problems have used this drink. As a natural laxative, prune juice helps you to release toxins from the body, but also to remove excess fat. Juice of these fruits is however, beneficial in resolving many different health problems. Originating in Syria, plum fruits are found in many varieties and colors, all wearing the same curative properties. Spread in Europe since Roman times, plums attract attention by their color always unique, purple, managing every time to appear as a tonic food and energizing the entire body.

How to Juice Prune(picture is from Wikipedia.com)

          Immediately after being harvested, fresh plums are dried so that they can preserve nutritional content. Although they are sticky to the touch and have a chewy texture, dried prunes are naturally sweet. Prune juice is recommended in order to promote efficient digestion and especially those who were more abundant than normal meals, those who do relatively little movement or due to environmental conditions (travel, stress, dry food) suffering from intestinal transit. Important to note that plums are not recommended for diabetics because it contains sugar.

          Maybe you’ve wondered why isn’t prune juice called plum juice? Why are prunes better for constipation than plums? Prune juice is richer in fiber than plum juice and is often marketed as a treatment for constipation. prunes are a specific species of plum that is easy to dry. Since fiber is not digested by the human body, eating foods or drinks with a lot of fiber helps to “clean out” your digestive system. Thus, prune juice comes from this type of plum which has more fiber than other plums.

          For those of you who wanted to lose weight, how many diets, drinks, foods, and dietary supplements have you tried to lose weight? But how many of these diets, drinks, foods and supplements have been helpful? A lot of drinks and foods have been related to weight loss, but not much has been spoken of prune juice and weight loss. Drink prune juice before meals because it cuts the appetite. Since it is so rich in fibers an excess consumption of this drink can lead to diarrhea and weakening of the digestive system; do not assume that if you drink more prune juice you will lose more weight.

          There are certain considerations that need to be kept in mind: solely drinking prune juice and remaining on your regular diet is not going to help you lose weight therefore you must follow a healthy diet, cut down on foods rich in fats, simply eat right and exercise. Then, an excess of prune juice can in fact, cause weight gain, an excess of which is directly stored in fat cells, because prune juice is made up of simple sugars.

          Vitamins (A, B1, B2, C) that goes into them, and many other essential elements such as calcium, iron, potassium and organic acids, make these fruits an important source of energy and vitality. Plums, consumed regularly, help fortification nervous system, removes fatigue and stimulates digestion. A commonly used natural treatment for constipation in babies is feeding the baby with prune juice. Prune juice for babies is a perfect cure for constipation, but only if the baby is more than six weeks old.

          The content of beneficial substances, these fruits can be used as a decongestant, detoxifying and remedy for severe food poisoning. Prune juice is also a natural laxative, making it one of the most widely used baby constipation remedies. Along with feeding prune juice, making him do exercises such as leg cycling, massaging the tummy of the baby, including high fiber foods in his diet such as peaches, plum and pears. Composition of potassium in prunes smooth functioning of the nervous system, removing agitation and nervousness. It is recommended that plums are consumed as such in the morning, before meals.

How to Juice Prune

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For make prune juice you need the following:

  • 1 pound of dried prunes
  • sauce pan
  • water
  • spoon
  • knife
  • juicer
  • glass

          Before they can be turned into juice, prunes must be stewed. Put the prunes into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Heat the saucepan over medium low heat until the prunes are softened. If you have more time, prune juice can be made without heating. Put dried prunes into a large glass and cover the prunes with cold water. Leave them there until the plums thickens due to water, then you can remove the pits using  a knife and put the prunes into the juicer. You must keep the water the prunes plumped in because you will need to use it when making the juice. Add the water and juiced until well mixed. Serve immediately or promptly refrigerate unused portions.

The benefits of prune juice:

  • regulate intestinal transit
  • prune juice is very useful in the treatment of constipation
  • improve liver function and pancreas
  • relieve rheumatic pains
  • eliminate toxins from the body
  • help treat anemia, due to increased intake of vitamins
  • it keeps heart rhythm in a sound state
  • increase immunity
  • combat against renal and biliary diseases;
  • reduce fever
  • normalizes appetite
  • prevent the formation of hemorrhoids
  • reduced inflammation

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