Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Is prunes the best thing to get your bowels moving regular?


Asked by Prayerpartner at 5:55 AM on Nov. 30, 2010 in Health

Level 20 (10,072 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (9)
  • Aloe juice works in our house.

    Answer by Peajewel at 9:08 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • The best thing is to live a healthy lifestyle. Drink plenty of water - at least 8 8oz glasses a day. Eat fruits and vegetables - 7-8 servings a day, in at least three different colors. Eat 5 servings of whole grains a day. Eat at least one serving of legumes a day. Cut way back on, or eliminate, meat and dairy

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:15 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • And get regular exercise, as simple as walking for at least 20 minutes a day, at least three days a week.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:16 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • coffee seems to do it, too

    Answer by Zoeyis at 6:12 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • If you need a quick fix, prunes should do it. Sometimes apple juice helps. But for a long term answer I like rkoloms responses. Also, you can try Activa or the any store brand of the Probiotic yogurt.


    Answer by Cindy18 at 6:38 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Prunes or prune juice are both good, but one of the best thing is eating more fiber. You could even use a fiber supplement.

    Answer by tinashannon1991 at 7:33 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Drinking prune juice will clean you out!!! LOL!!! But eating a lot of fruit and vegetables work too.


    Answer by louise2 at 7:38 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Prune juice works best for me.

    Answer by tasches at 1:20 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • i do it for my 7 month old, also probiotics, like lots of yogurt works too.

    Answer by sodapple at 11:29 PM on Nov. 30, 2010