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Every morning you can eat three to four prunes each before breakfast, or add a handful of prunes to your morning cereal, oatmeal, pancakes batter or smoothie to make a nutritious, tummy-friendly breakfast. Prunes are a known laxative and waist slimmer. Here’s why…

Prunes For Colon Cleanse
Loaded with dietary fiber, prunes, or dried plums, have a mild laxative effect that can relieve constipation. Prunes also contain sorbitol, a naturally occurring sugar, known for its colon-stimulating properties. It draws water to the colon, making stools softer and easier to pass. The fiber present in prunes stimulates the intestinal muscles and improves peristalsis (the process of contraction of muscles which enable the passage of food through your digestive system) and absorption of nutrients. A clean colon means a lighter you.

Prunes For Weight Loss
Prunes are rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin K and beta-carotene. One cup of pitted, uncooked prunes contain 12g  fiber and three dried plums contain 3.9g fiber. This fiber is what is instrumental in lending you a satiated feeling. A few prunes are what you need to squash your hunger.

Prunes have a good reputation in the weight-loss community, but over-consumption could give you diarrhea. A few prunes are all you need. They will keep you feeling full for longer, regulate your digestion, and provide you the nutrition you need.

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With a Masters in English literature, Trina Remedios has spent her recent years extensively writing about health and fitness, with a keen interest in the beauty segment as well. While her high calorific lunches are positively deceiving, her inner hippie takes to the city roads and can run circles around most marathoners. Follow her for beauty hacks, natural fixes, fitness fads, celebrity trends, and wellness tips.