It is important to have a basic understanding of digestion in order to develop gut-friendly food choices and eating behaviors. Learn more about your digestive system with Digestion 101. When it comes to overall wellness, maintaining your digestive health is just as important as maintaining your heart health, bone health and the health of the rest of your body. And the good news is that for most people, it's a matter of taking simple preventive steps such as eating more fruits and veggies packed with fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Looking for the fiber and phytronutrients you’ve been hearing so much about? Pick California Dried Plums.
California Dried Plums are one of the best natural constipation remedies. A serving of four to five dried plums packs 3 full grams of fiber. About half of that is insoluble, which helps speed food through the digestive tract. The other half is slow-moving soluble fiber, good for enhancing satiety, lowering cholesterol and regulating blood-sugar levels. They both add up to a very healthy gut.
Dried plums are high in plant substances called polyphenols, which include the antioxidants that protect DNA against damage, decrease inflammation and may help prevent cancer.