Stewed Prunes: More Than Just A Constipation Cure


I made stewed prunes – really easy and not just a constipation cure but also super tasty. And no, I did not just tell my 3000+ (yeah I’m bragging) followers I’m constipated though I don’t know how you can not be in Japan, consuming all that white rice, noodles and “bread” everyday. Thankfully, I don’t follow that diet.

1 bag of prunes
1/2 lemon
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Place prunes, lemon half and maple syrup in a small pot and cover with water.

Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes.

It’s done when you want it to be or when the water has thickened into a syrup – though it will continue to thicken once refrigerated.

Serve with granola and/or yogurt.


PS I don’t know if I should be proud or embarrassed of my momma’s pop-culture savviness (see below).


  1. I actually LOL’d at work when I saw what your mum had sent, people looked at me funny…
    fantastic :D

    I found the diet great in Japan, had the opposite effect…


  2. “consuming all that white rice, noodles and “bread” everyday” hit way too close to home! Thanks to your article I’ve finally (after 3 years) realised that, as much as I want it to, my body will not adapt to the local Hong Kong diet.

    Oily buns for breakfast? Massive bowl of rice at lunch and dinner? That explains why my energy level has nose dived…

    I live with my (chinese) in laws so it makes it a bit tricky, but I’ve just stocked the fridge with oats, almond milk and salad!

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  3. I am not a super healthy eater in general (I do try however), but yeah constipation was a big issue when I was in Japan. I made an effort on my student budget to buy more veggies etc for my meals, but some girls who spent most of their money on traveling basically only ate 100yen store noodles for several months and boy did they fare badly in the end :/ I kind of regret not travelling more when I was in Japan, but at least I was eating semi-decent meals and did not hurt my health as badly as some did.

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