Prune Puree

So my daughter has now graduated to mashed veges, pap and gravy. She enjoys this more than she did the purees.

So my daughter has now graduated to mashed veges, pap and gravy. She enjoys this more than she did the purees. She’s always wanted to eat the food that’s on our plates and now she can.

I’m an organic mom and I try to make all her food from scratch, but some things I haven’t learned how to make yet. She’s been having constipation problems ever since she started solids and I don’t like giving her medication, but sometimes I have no choice.

Now I put together my own mix of natural laxatives to help relieve her constipation, with fruits that have a high concentration of fibre.

1 pear + 1 peach +1 apple + Handful of prunes: Steam all these together to make them soft and throw them in a blender and mix until smooth.

The taste of prunes on their own isn’t that great. The other fruits make the puree tasty and the dietary fibre is a big bonus!

Pears: While a single serving of pears provides 18% of the daily requirement for fiber intake, they can be a very strong agent for improving digestive health too. Most of the fiber in pears is a non-soluble polysaccharide (NSP), which means that it acts as a bulking agent in the intestines. This fiber accumulates the food and adds bulk so it is easier for the food to pass through the intestines. Furthermore, it stimulates secretion of gastric and digestive juices. It also regulates bowel movements and reduces the chances of constipation, as well as diarrhea and loose stool. Also, the gritty nature of pear fiber helps it bind to cancer-causing agents and free radicals in the colon and protect the organ from their damaging effects.

Prunes: Prunes are easy to digest. Babies transitioning to solid food often suffer bouts of constipation, and the mild laxative power and high fiber content of prunes help counteract this. Prunes are also a good source of potassium and vitamins A and C. Got these from Dischem. IMG_4304

Apples: The long list of health benefits attributed to apples is due to the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and organic compounds found in them. These important nutritional elements include vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and riboflavin. The list also includes minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Apples are very good sources of dietary fiber and a single serving provides 12% of the daily fiber requirement. They are packed with phytonutrients and flavonoids like quercetin, epicatechin, phloridzin, and other polyphenolic compounds.

Peaches: Peaches are good for maintaining healthy digestive health due to their alkaline content and fiber. Dietary fiber in peaches absorbs water and helps in preventing stomach disorders like constipation, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, gastritis, and irregular bowel movements. It also helps in cleansing and eliminating the toxic waste from the intestines and preventing the body from contracting various abdominal disorders, including stomach cancer. Due to its laxative properties, peaches also aid in the dissolution of kidneys and bladder stones.


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