A prune is a dried plum.I first had Prune when my darling sister, shared her secret of keeping her skin perfectly clear even in hot summers.We were visiting Mandarmoni and even though I have excellent morning habits of visiting the loo, travel had made my system disobedient.
Out came this tasty dried fruit which is almost like a cross between raisins and dates in its consistency.Just more fleshy.Plus it’s delicious.My sister offered the fruits and told me since we are having 4 days on hand, I should give it a try.I had 3 since its potency may vary depending on your water intake age, body weight, nd general health.
Guess what? It was perfect !.But be careful you don’t snack on it at random.That will be the best way to make your hotel bathroom your most visited site!
In the movie Piku, the elderly protagonist played by Amitabh Bachchan showed an obsessive worry about his bowels which never seemed to move!It made for some icky discussion and some reflection on a topic which can make or break your day.Functional constipation can make its appearance in any age group.But its very common in the elderly and obese, Diet and lifestyle changes is the first step in getting it to go!
Health tip for a happy you:
Remember 3 things for good loo habits: Fluid , Fruit, and probiotics.3 Fruits which make your bowels happy : Green Kiwi, banana, and prunes #HWB Click To Tweet
Benefits of Prune:
- Amazing effect on your gastrointestinal system.Having prunes to improve GI function especially in functional constipation is popular.
- Prunes contain carbs of which about 7%are fibers.
- They are a rich source of Vitamin K and has some amount of the other B vitamins.
- Has a beneficial effect of improving lipid profile.This study was done with 41 men having 100 gram of prune daily (about 12)for 8 weeks showed a significant effect on lowering the bad fat (LDL )in their blood.
- Great for you liver health.A study done with normal people showed prune having a good effect on liver health by lowering the enzymes Alanine transaminase and alkaline phosphatase.Both of which are raised in hepatitis.
- It also does the extra work of increasing satiety, you feel full.This makes it an interesting tool to fight obesity and lifestyle diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
- The characteristic phenolic compounds in prune may have a role as antibacterial agents in both gastrointestinal and urinary tracts and prevent infection.
Too much too soon and you ate best friends with your loo.
Acrylamide may be a potential contaminant in dried prunes because of the heat used during the drying process. Acrylamide is a neurotoxin (500 times normal dose needed) decreases fertility(2000 times normal dose needed ) and known carcinogen.
Luckily the quantity of prune needed to exert this effect is considerably high.But the carcinogenic effect is under research.
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Have you ever eaten prune?How many makes you worried?
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