According to Melodie Anne Coffman for SFGate, many foods function as natural stool softeners due to their high soluble or insoluble fiber content, such as corn, green beans, spinach, plums, cherries and apples. Ground fl... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements

Stool softeners are considered a type of laxative, according to Mayo Clinic. Over-the-counter stool softeners such as Colace and Surfak moisten stools, making them easier to pass via bowel movements. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Colace, which is a stool softener containing docusate, may be substituted with natural stool softeners and digestive aids such as mineral oil, fiber intake, an Epsom saltwater mixture, walking and drinking plenty of wate... More »

Foods that contain the most alkaline include honey, margarine, asparagus, white and red wine, mineral water, watermelon, broccoli, apples, zucchini, marmalade, hazelnuts, radishes, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, green b... More »

There are many fruits and vegetables that contain slow-release carbohydrates, such as kale, spinach, onions, asparagus, cherries, melons and apples. Nut-butters and steel-cut oats contain slow-release carbohydrates as we... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content

Most fresh fruits and vegetables are low in sodium, and apricots, cherries, oranges, peaches and plums have none at all. Unsalted rice crackers, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and pistachios also have zero milligrams of sodi... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content

Sorbitol is a reduced-calorie sweetener that's found in many different foods both naturally and as an additive, including dates, cherries, plums and many low-calorie foods. Sorbitol is sometimes listed on food labels as ... More »