How do I treat Constipation?
The good news is that most cases of constipation can be treated through dietary and lifestyle changes, although treatment ultimately depends on the cause, severity, and duration of constipation.
Prune juice has been used for centuries for regular bowel movements. Sunsweet® prune juice provides natural sugars such as sorbitol and fructose that work by helping to draw water into the intestine to soften your stool.
Because the natural sugars in Sunsweet® prune juice are digested slowly, it does not cause a spike in blood sugar.
As a bonus, Sunsweet Prune juice is fat free, salt free and is a source of Vitamin B6, so makes a perfect addition to a healthy balanced diet.
How much Prune Juice should I drink in a day?
Everyone’s body is different, but start with the recommended daily serving of 120ml and see how that works for you. Sunsweet Prune Juice is suitable for all children over the age of six months, just dilute as necessary. The recommended serving for children is 75ml. For babies, just mix 30–60ml with 30–60ml cooled, boiled water.
Some people typically drink 1 cup of prune juice in the morning and another in the evening to appreciate the full effects of prune juice.
Prevention is better than cure – How do I prevent constipation?
Good digestion is essential to your health and well being. What should you do to ensure a healthy digestive system and prevent future problems?
Don't wait until you experience uncomfortable and often debilitating symptoms. Begin with proactive lifestyle habits that can promote and maintain a healthy digestive system. It's like taking care of your skin today to prevent the wrinkles of tomorrow.
For many adults, increased intake of fibre and liquid as well as physical activity will help to keep them regular.
Adults should consume 25 grams of fibre per day (UK RDA).
Fiber is found in fruits, veggies, wholegrain products, beans and seeds. Remember adequate fluid intake is also important for good digestive health - aim for 6-8 glasses (1.5-2l daily).
It is important to remember that small improvements to your diet and lifestyle can return significant results.
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Having enough fibre in the diet is good for a healthy bowel