Classic Chinese Dishes with Modern Presentation

Zhenjiang Meat Loaf

Sweet and Sour Pork with Pinapple

Prunes Beat Psyllium for Constipation Relief

A daily dose of dried plums is more effective for constipation relief than the soluble fiber psyllium, say results from a randomized clinical trial that support claims from grandmothers the world over.

Fifty grams of prunes, providing a daily fiber dose of 6 grams, outperformed an equal fiber dose from psyllium for constipation relief over three weeks, with the fruit’s laxative effects linked to its sorbitol, fiber, and polyphenol contents, according to findings of a study by researchers at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine with support from the California Dried Plum Board.

Constipation, considered a symptom and not a disease, is defined as fewer than three bowel movements per week.

The research is published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.


A No-cook Dessert

Multi-berry Tiramisu

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