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Thank you for posting the bran mixture recipes a week ago! It is amazingly helpful! I prefer the applesauce and cinnamon suggestion by another member the best. How simple and so natural. Thanks again for posting both.

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I'm so very happy you like the recipe, and that it's working for you; it has been useful for many folks down through the years. And many thanks to Dave who suggested the changes! What a wonderful, helpful forum this is, I am proud to be a member. If you have other questions, do let me know.

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It's the "prune juice cocktail" recipe, Noah -- bran, prune juice and applesauce. Another forum member, Dave, had a variation that included cinnamon and heating in the microwave, that sounded even better. See the post titled "Constipation." Here is the recipe I posted:


Prune Juice Cocktail for Constipation
For people with frequent constipation, a safe and effective remedy is the
"prune juice cocktail," a preparation used in many hospitals.

- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 4 tablespoons wheat bran
- 6 ounces prune juice

Mix well, and store in refrigerator. Take a tablespoonful a day at first,
gradually adding more if needed, till you find the amount that works well
for you. The bran helps keep the stool bulky and soft, the prune juice
contains a natural laxative, and the applesauce gives a palatable taste
and texture. Aim for 25 - 40 grams of fiber in the daily diet, and drink
6-8 glasses of fluid daily. It may be helpful to also have a serving of
4-6 stewed prunes 2-4 times per week, for added fiber and additional
natural laxative.

This recipe makes about 10 fluid ounces total.  The nutrients for the
entire recipe are as follows:

209 calories
6 grams fat
3 grams protein
54 grams carbohydrates
10 grams fiber
22 grams total sugars

The nutrients per serving will depend upon how much is taken at a time.
One ounce (about two tablespoons), will be about 20 calories, 5 grams
carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, and 2 grams total sugars.


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