Prunes do make you poop, especially if overeaten.
Prunes are natural, high in fiber and are one of those foods known for its laxative type properties. Â Prunes, if overeaten will cause you to spend many unwanted hours in the bathroom.
This is also true of natural prune juice. Â In fact, the more natural the prune product the more likely you will need to go to the bathroom. Prunes are considered to be a super-food when it comes to health. They are one of the highest antioxidant containing fruits available.
Prunes contain the naturally occurring laxative known as sorbitol. Â Sorbitol acts as a mild colonic stimulant that reduces stool transit time and speeds up the process of elimination. Â Constipation can be relieved when eating a regular supply of prunes daily. Â In 100 grams of prunes there are about 7 grams of fiber. Â This large amount of fiber also contributes to the ‘poop factor.’
If you overeat prunes – beware! Â With so much fiber and sorbitol, you are bound to spend a lot of time on the toilet. Â Eating too much can also cause cramping and diarrhea. Â It is best to limit yourself to a few prunes at a time to test your tolerance level. Â If you are extremely constipated you may eat a few more, but it is best to be careful because prunes do make you poop!