Plum health benefits



Plum health benefits

Plums help to reduced cholesterol by inhibiting LDL oxidation in human and beneficial for heart diseases. It is also effective to cardiovascular problems due to presence of potassium that helps to maintain body fluid levels. Black plums have many medicinal values like the bark, seeds and leaves are used in treatment of diabetes, leaves are used for strengthening of teeth because of antibacterial properties, barks are also good for throat problems.

Plum contains dietary fibre, sorbitol and isatin is good for smooth functioning of digestive system and cure constipation because being an effective natural laxative.

The presence of niacin, vitamin B-6, and pantothenic acid is good in the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat.

Plum has adequate amount of Iron, potassium and fluoride. Iron is good in the formation of RBC, potassium helps to regulate heart beat and blood pressure while, fluoride is beneficial for strengthening of teeth. Antioxidants like vitamin C, Zeaxanthin, lutein, cryptoxanthin, are health promoting compounds and as scavenger against free radicals which are responsible for many diseases. The ample amount of vitamin C helps to fight infections and increases the resistance power of the body. Plum is a delicious and juicy fruit, low in calories containing no fats but abundant in vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.

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