Plums are fruits with low energetic value, which is 4 times lower than bread’s. This fruit’s taste comes from the great ratio of 5 types of sugar and fruit acids.
This sweet fruit contains a combination of vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin E. None of these vitamins is in huge quantity, but when combined, they are in great ratio which is optimal for the body. This is why plums are known to be great natural multivitamin.
Plum’s most healing part is the fruit. It contains 84% water, 0, 6% protein, 10% carbohydrates, 2, 1 grams of plant fiber. The fruit is also rich in beta carotene, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and copper.
Scientists claim that if you eat 5 plums a day you will gain the following benefits for your organism:
Lower blood sugar
Plums are ranked with low glycemic index, which means they can help control blood sugar, and thus reduce the risk of diabetes type 2.
By eating 5 plums a day you will be able to neutralize the harmful free radicals which negatively affect your memory.
Protect the heart
Thanks potassium they contain plums helps in controlling high blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke.
Improve and stimulate the whole digestion process
Plums are great tool for helping and improving intestines’ function. You can store plums in the freezer and can be prepared very simply: Soak the plums in water you have just boiled, let them cool and freeze them.
Improve bones’ health
According to a recent study, one of the groups that ate prunes has had significantly larger bone density in the spine and forearm.
Improve eyes’ health
Plums are particularly beneficial for the health of our eyes. Phytonutrients found in plums can help reduce the risk of disease which occurs mainly in the elderly, and it is macular degeneration.