Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet

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DESCRIPTION: The average number of bowel movements a week is compared between those eating prunes, those taking a fiber supplement, and those eating a strictly plant-based diet. Who can forget the Bristol stool scale? Even if you’ve already seen it you may want a refresher: Bristol Stool Scale ( And while we’re on the topic, here are some others on optimizing bowel function:
· Kiwifruit for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (
· Bulking Up on Antioxidants (
· Relieving Yourself of Excess Estrogen (
· Stool Size Matters (
· Food Mass Transit (
· Bowels of the Earth (
· Greasy Orange Rectal Leakage (
· Diverticulosis & Nuts (
Prunes may also help improve the health of our skin—see Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep (

In general we should try to get our nutrients from whole food, not supplements (

See the previous video Dried Apples, Dates, Figs or Prunes for Cholesterol? ( for a comparison of prunes to other dried fruit in terms of cholesterol-lowering capacity. And if you’re worried dried fruit may be too calorically dense, the next video Do Fruit & Nut Bars Cause Weight Gain? ( should help put your mind at ease.

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