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Victoria Plum Health Benefits

Plums are very delicious and come in many varieties; one such plum is the Victoria plum and is one of the rarest varieties of English plum that belongs to the egg plum group called ‘Prunus Domestica’.

 

It is an oval-shaped fruit with a red blotchy skin and a rough light yellow flesh.

 

Plums are plentiful in minerals like potassium, fluoride and iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.

 

Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

 

Victoria plum is loaded with flavonoids antioxidants like anthocyanins, lutein, zea xanthin, cryptoxanthin, and so on.

 

These are known to provide protection to our body against destructive oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS).

 

These properties avert cell damages, which eventually puts a stop to premature aging and other similar diseases.

 

Rich in Vitamin A, beta-carotene and the antioxidant zea xanthin, Victoria plum can give you healthy eyes and sharp vision.

 

Vitamin A is considered as the most vital element to enhance our eyesight, while beta-carotene can make its task easy through activation.

 

On the other hand, zea xanthin takes care of the retina and provides protection to the eyes from the ultra-violet rays.

 

Plums are low in calories, which can be beneficial if you’re dieting. Each small plum, about 2-1/8 inches in diameter, contains only 30 calories, or just 1.5 percent of the daily recommended intake of 2,000.

 

You can burn off the calories in plums relatively easily; a four-minute swim would be sufficient to burn 30 calories.

 

They’re a great source of vitamin C, helping your body fight infection, as well as increasing your iron absorption.

 

Eating plums also reduces your chances of contracting a heart disease in the long run. Plums have certain cleansing agents that keep the blood pure and prevent complications of the heart.

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