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Prune Juice and Weight Loss

Puja Lalwani Sep 19, 2020
What is the link between prune juice and weight loss? How does it aid all your efforts at shedding those excess pounds? Find out here...
How many diets, drinks, foods, and supplements have you tried in your effort at weight loss? How many of these have been helpful? A lot of drinks and foods have been related to weight loss, but not much has been spoken of prune juice.
People are now learning the effects of this wonder drink, and how it can help shed those pounds effectively, and keep them away. Here, apart from how this drink works, and the benefits of prune juice for weight loss, we will also enlist its other benefits.

How Prune Juice Enables Weight Loss

While it is now common knowledge that prune juice aids weight loss, it is imperative to know how this happens
  • Prunes themselves are very rich in fiber. As such, prune juice itself is also a fiber-rich drink, that keeps one fuller for longer hours. This means that you don't wind up snacking on the wrong foods at irregular times. The calories consumed are fewer, and therefore, it helps with losing weight.
  • Prune juice is also a natural laxative, and a lot of people have resorted to drinking it for constipation. In any case, consuming prune juice is helpful for its laxative effect, thereby helping in the release of toxins and excess fat in the body. By regulating the digestive health of an individual, prune juice enables safe and healthy weight loss.
  • To use prune juice as a natural aid for weight loss, consume it just before a meal so that it reduces your appetite. It can also be consumed in place of a snack when you feel those hunger pangs. Do not consume any more than two glasses a day.
Prunes also help in regulating cholesterol levels in the body―they are rich in antioxidants that take care of harmful free radicals in the body, they help control acidity, and finally, they contain phenolic compounds that are known to prevent fatal conditions such as cancer. So not only weight loss, there are a lot of other reasons to consume prune juice.

Tips to Remember

Though there are numerous benefits, there are certain considerations that need to be kept in mind too
  • Firstly, since it is so rich in fiber, excess consumption can lead to diarrhea and weakening of the digestive system. As such, do not assume that if you drink more prune juice you will lose more weight. An excess of anything can be harmful for the body, and so is the case with prune juice.
  • Secondly, solely drinking prune juice and remaining on your regular diet is not going to help you lose weight. You must follow a healthy diet, cut down on foods rich in fats, eat right, and exercise.
  • An excess of the juice can, in fact, cause weight gain. This is because, prune juice is made up of simple sugars, an excess of which is directly stored in fat cells.
  • If you are purchasing a commercial product, ensure that there are no added sugars in it, else it can do more harm than good. Not only does it have added sugars, it can also have other unhealthy additives in it.
Finally, all that can be said is that there is no miraculous drink that will work overnight and help you shed those excess pounds in a jiffy. Prune juice will aid your efforts at weight loss, but it alone cannot have any substantial effects.
However, when combined with a good diet, along with a suitable exercise routine, prune juice is bound to help you restore those curves.
Disclaimer: This story is for informative purposes only, and should not be replaced for the advice of a medical professional.