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Plum Health Benefits

Plum is a drupe fruit of the subgenus Prunus of the genus Prunus.The plant which bears this fruit is a small shrub which is widely grown all across the world especially in China, United States, Japan and Europe.

 

The pulp is juicy and varies widely from yellow, crimson, light blue or light green in colour depending on the cultivar type. The skins of plum can be red, purple, black, and red, green.

 

There is a large stone like seed placed in the centre of the fruit. Plums neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals and protects against the development of health conditions like asthma, arthritis, heart stroke and cancer.

 

The antioxidants found in this fruit protect the body from free radicals that speed up the ageing process.

 

Plum also helps in maintaining the heart health. It contains antioxidants that help to get rid of the free radicals and prevent cholesterol oxidation.

 

Cholesterol oxidation is a threat to healthy blood vessel which may eventually lead to a number of heart diseases such as heart stroke and high cholesterol.  

 

It contains potassium which is an important component of cell and body fluids that help in controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

 

It also prevents platelet clotting which may result in disease like Arthrosclerosis, high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease. 

 

It also maintains a level of healthy blood pressure. Fibre in plums helps to lower cholesterol levels.

 

Plums are full of antioxidants which are full beneficial for the body. Beta carotenes are also available in plums. Another antioxidant known as Anththocyanins is present in the plums that make the fruit red colour.

 

It is also present in strawberries and other red coloured berries. That is why plums have properties to prevent cell damaging.

 

The nutrition facts of plums also includes large amount of antioxidant content like vitamin C which protects the body from infectious elements.

 

Plums also possess anti-inflammatory properties and other benefits for your body as well.

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