The three best natural juices for constipation are pear juice, apple juice, and prune juice. Apple juice contains sorbitol, a sugar that is difficult to absorb in the intestine. Sorbitol creates a watery environment in the gut, which makes stool softer. A softer stool is much easier to pass. I prefer green apple juice made from Granny Smith apples.
Some people find that chewing gum with sorbitol also helps the bowel. I’m not a big fan of chewing gum. I don’t think it’s a great idea for your stomach.
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Pear juice contains three to four times as much sorbitol as apple juice. You might want to try eating a pear every day if you’ve got a bowel that’s difficult to move. Pear is a healthy fruit to eat, and some people with Candida can eat it without any problem. Other people may find they get a lot of bloating or gas from eating a pear. It’s trial and error, but pear juice is especially good for constipation.
Be careful also with stewed fruit. Pectin levels increase when fruit is stewed. Pectin is a type of starch that can bind the stool and make constipation worse. Pectin is quite high in apple, so don’t make the mistake of thinking that stewed apple is good for constipation. Apple juice is much better for getting the bowels moving. You are better off eating the fruit raw in its whole and natural state, rather than stewing it. People who stew fruit often add sugar, which is not a great idea.
Prune tea is fantastic for constipation. You can make prune tea by putting three or four prunes into a cup of boiling water. Stir it, leave it for about five minutes, and then drink the tea. One prune tea per day is excellent for constipation.