The power of the plum

February 8, 2018

Plums are low in calories, have no saturated fats and are rich in minerals and vitamins. Dietary fiber, sorbitol, and isatin aid in digestion. Vitamin A in plums helps to promote healthy skin, vision, and mucus membranes. Zeaxanthin in plums protects against UV light. Iron in plums helps promote red blood cell formation. B vitamins in plums help the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

The same compounds in plums that aid in digestion help prevent and alleviate constipation. Vitamin C in plums helps prevent infection, fight inflammation and rid the body of harmful free radicals. Vitamin A in plums helps prevent lung and oral cancers. Potassium in plums helps control the heart rate and blood pressure. Vitamin K in plums helps reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly.

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