Relieving Constipation and Lowering Cholesterol – There’s A Simple Solution!

Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH

Try adding prunes to your daily diet. We know not everyone enjoys the taste of a prune, but if it helps keep you healthy, why not give it a go. Five prunes alone contain up to 12% of your daily value in fiber. Prunes contain both insoluble and soluble fiber. What does this mean?

Insoluble fiber is what helps to keep you regular. This fiber sweeps through the digestive tract as a whole, and is not absorbed by the body. This fiber grabs water along the way as it’s collecting waste, making it easier for you to stay regular.

Soluble fiber is the type of fiber you need to help keep cholesterol levels down, which may help decrease the risk of heart disease.

5 Prunes a day helps keep the Doctor away.

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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