Top 15 Health Benefits of Plums (Prunus domestica)

The juicy and wholesome fruit-Plums are low in calories, low in fat, low in carbohydrates, low in glycemic rating, rich in vitamins C and A, and high in minerals, thus influential for many diseases. Plums help to prevent many diseases due to a pack of antioxidants and phytonutrients than blueberries. Plums are also used in various recipes, such as plum wine, plum jam, plum pickles, etc.

15 potential benefits of plums

  1. Plum is a delicious and juicy fruit, low in calories, containing no fats, but abundant in vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.
  2. Plums are called super-food by scientists and are known for cancer prevention, digestive health, brain health, blood sugar, macular prevention, and weight loss.
  3. Plum contains dietary fibre, sorbitol and isatin, which is good for the digestive system’s smooth functioning and cures constipation because it is an effective natural laxative.
  4. niacin, vitamin B-6, and pantothenic acid are good in metabolising carbohydrates, protein, and fat.
  5. Plum has enough Iron, Potassium, and fluoride.  Iron is suitable for forming RBC; Potassium helps regulate heartbeat and blood pressure, while Fluoride strengthens teeth.
  6.  Antioxidants like vitamin C, Zea-xanthin, lutein, and cryptoxanthin are health-promoting compounds and scavengers against free radicals responsible for many diseases.  The ample amount of vitamin C helps fight infections and increases the body’s resistance power.
  7.  Fresh yellow plum contains vitamin A and beta carotene, suitable for eyesight and skin.
  8.  In a recent study, it has been shown that dried plums help to restore bone mass, thereby preventing osteoporosis.
  9. The nutritional facts of plum in 66 grams of the fruit are as follows: protein (0.52g),  carbohydrate (56.23g), fat (0.69g), calories (40 cal), fibre (1.98g), sugar (12.55g),  vitamin A (213.18 IU), Thiamin (0.03 mg), riboflavin (0.06mg), niacin (0.33mg), vitamin C (6.27 mg), vitamin E (057 mg), pantothenic acid (0.12mg), calcium (2.64mg), Iron (4.62 mg), phosphorous (6.60 mg), potassium (113.52 mg) and including copper, magnesium,  selenium and zinc.
  10. Eating plums helps produce and absorb iron, thus making them suitable for blood circulation and overall health.
  11. Regular eating of plums is good for vision and macular degeneration.
  12.  In new research, it has been observed that consuming plums has anti-cancerous effects and prevents the growth of carcinogenic cells.  Plums’ dietary fibre is beneficial in protecting against gastro and respiratory cancers.
  13. A study conducted at the University of Florida and Oklahoma showed that dried plums are good for bone health and increase bone density, thus effective in osteoporosis and fractures. It is especially effective with menopausal women.
  14. Plums help reduce cholesterol by inhibiting LDL oxidation in humans and are beneficial for heart diseases. It is also effective for cardiovascular problems due to the presence of potassium, which helps to maintain body fluid levels.
  15.   Black plums have many medicinal values. The barks, seeds, and leaves are beneficial in treating diabetes; leaves are used for strengthening teeth because of antibacterial properties; barks are also suitable for throat problems.

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  1. Hi, i have come to learn about the prunus plant and its benefits. This attracted my attention and more light on this.
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