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Prune Juice Cocktail for Constipation

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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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