This sweet and juicy fruit is plentiful this time of year. Perhaps because of its colors, ranging from yellow to red to deep purple, seeing piles of plums at the market reminds me that fall is approaching. Beyond being beautiful to look at, this fruit is packed with nutrients. Discover the healthy reasons to eat more plums.
Plums are an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, C and K. They are rich in copper, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. The magnesium in plums works as a natural tranquilizer, soothing nerves and helping to reinstate natural REM sleep. They are also high in antioxidants that protect the body from cell damaging free radicals.
The fruit not only contains iron, they help the body to absorb iron, a requirement for the production of blood cells. Eating plums improves the circulation of blood.
Reasons to Eat More Plums
The benefits from eating more plums include improved vision, radiant skin, regulated digestive tract, protection from age related neurodegenerative disorders, healthy brain function, reduced inflammation, resistance against colds and infections, and improved metabolism.
The fruit is beneficial for a healthy pregnancy, boosts immune, heart and bone health, helpful for gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, and they are excellent for those suffering with autoimmune disorders such as COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Raynaud’s, cardiopathy, lupus, vertigo and colitis. (Info from Anthony William. Check out his website medicalmedium.com)
Eat plums when the fruit is soft and very ripe for the best flavor. They can be enjoyed raw or added to salads, smoothies and juices. Just make sure to indulge in them often, for optimal health benefits.