Plums (Prunus domestica) and prunes – the beneficial effect of plums on the human body

Plum has long been known as a very useful food for the body, people have consumed it for centuries, and has a significant place in traditional medicine, as a powerful, natural remedy.

Plums are a very widespread fruit, numbering more than two thousand different varieties, which differby color, size, shape of the fruit, but also the nutritional composition.

In addition to fresh fruits, prunes are also widespread, and various winter products are prepared from this fruit. It is important to note that prunes are equally useful for our body, and are especially used for the digestive system and digestion.

Many studies have confirmed that plums are extremely rich in antioxidants, and some studies claim that only one plum fruit has the same amount of antioxidants as a handful of fresh blueberries, which are otherwise highly valued precisely because of this property.

Today, when we know all the nutritional properties of plums on a scientific level, we can say with great certainty that plums, whether they are fresh or dried plums, are very good for our health.

Although the composition of plums differs depending on the variety, conditions and places where they grow and are grown, they still in each of their forms represent a rich treasury of vitamins and minerals. Plums contain the most fiber and phenol in their composition.

Nutritional composition of fresh plums (100 grams)

  • Carbohydrates – 11 grams (4% of daily intake)
  • Dietary fiber – 1 gram (6% of daily intake)
  • Protein – 1 gram – (1% of daily intake)
  • Sugars – 10 grams

Nutritional composition of prunes (100 grams)

  • Carbohydrates – 64 grams (21% of daily intake)
  • Dietary fiber – 7 grams (28% of daily intake)
  • Protein – 2 grams (4% of daily intake)
  • Sugars – 38 grams

Vitamins and minerals found in plums

Fresh and dried plums contain a large amount of vitamins and minerals. Plums are an excellent source of vitamins C, A and K, and contain riboflavin, niacin and other B-complex vitamins. Also, plums in every form are rich in phytonutrients, especially potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and copper.

Wild plum, small

On the nutritional side, the ratio of vitamins and minerals in plums is perfectly balanced, which is why plums are so good for the human body, which can use all the nutrients from them in the right way. Plums are an excellent source of dietary fiber, and for that reason they effectively influence the regulation of the functions of the digestive tract.

Plum is the oldest folk remedy for regulating digestion. Prunes can also be a great remedy if taken on an empty stomach or one hour before a meal. plums help with diseases and detoxification of the liver, blood and the whole organism. Because they stimulate the excretion of urine, they are useful in the treatment of rheumatism, atherosclerosis and anemia.

Plums protect your heart!

One fresh plum contains an average of 113 mg of potassium, a mineral that helps control high blood pressure and which also significantly reduces the risk of stroke.

Plum flowers

Improve memory!

Only three to four plums a day can help neutralize the cells of harmful free radicals that have a bad effect on memorythis will help your vortices to work better and you will be able to better remember and register information.

Slow down the aging of skin, hair and bones.

Prunes are full of nutrients that protect bones and improve overall health, so it can be said that plums are actually one of the most important foods for healthy aging. Because they are rich in iron, plums have proven to be an excellent ally for beauty care. Iron deficiency, which is very common in older women, causes oxidative damage to the skin, leading to the formation of wrinkles, fine lines and general skin deterioration. The same is true with hair loss. All you need to do is eat 5 prunes every day and you will see changes very quickly.

Published by Sophia Dane

I like to cook and collect interesting recipes. I love traveling, meeting new places and people. I like a good book... I write about things that are interesting to me personally, and those are: interesting and new recipes, medicinal plants, beautiful places that i have visited or that i am just planning to see...

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