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Prune Juice Benefits
Renowned for its laxative effect and for its role in facilitating regular bowel movement, prune juice is often associated with foods suitable just for constipated senior citizens and young infants. Contrary to this popular perception of prune juice for constipation, the juice has a lot more benefits that can be of use to everyone from dieters to people with cardiovascular disease or diabetes. With just 125 calories in a can of prune juice and packed with essential vitamins and minerals like potassium and iron, it is an ideal healthy drink for those who wish to lose weight and ensure that they remain energetic all through the day.
Prunes are basically just dried sugar plums. Prune juice is made by cooking the prunes and making a puree of the cooked prunes after removing the pits.
A prune juice diet may be suitable if the aim is to get a total colon cleanse, but it must be kept in mind that dehydration because of diarrhea is a serious risk and care should be taken to consume plenty of water during the days of the prune juice diet. It must be pointed out that all juice-only diets pose a serious strain on kidneys and may not be suitable for those with kidney problems.
|Submitted on May 31, 2011|