Prunes vs Plums – Are they the Same?

A prune is a dried plum. California produces more dried plums/prunes than any other part of the world. The fruit’s name was officially changed from “prunes” to “dried plums” by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001. However, many people still use the term “prune”. Prunes are generally known for being a laxative because they […]

Licorice Soaked Prunes Recipe

Licorice is known to be an effective mild laxative. It is not recommended for use by pregnant women as it may increase the risk of premature delivery. Licorice-Soaked Prunes ½ teaspoon licorice root ½ cup water 3 stewed prunes, 3 stewed figs or 2 stewed dates Make a tea by simmering the licorice in water […]

High Fiber Food Diet – Tips to Fit More Fiber Foods in Your Day

As much as 35 grams of fiber a day is needed to help reduce the risk of chronic disease, including heart disease. A fiber supplement can help make up the shortfall, but should not be a substitute for fiber-rich foods. To fit more fiber into your day: Read food labels. The labels of almost all […]

Whole Grains vs Refined Grains – Foods

Whole grains haven’t had their bran and germ removed by milling, making them better sources of fiber — the part of plant-based foods that your body doesn’t digest. Among many health benefits, a high-fiber diet also tends to make a meal feel more filling and linger longer, so you stay full for a greater amount […]

Senna Bars- Homemade Laxative Recipe – High Fiber Recipe

This is a great recipe to keep the whole family regular. Senna Bars In a food processor mix the following ingredients: 12 oz. raisins 12 oz. dates 12 oz. prunes 8 oz. figs 2 oz. senna leaves or ground senna (in health food stores). Spread in a greased 8″x12″ pan and press down the mixture, […]