Thursday, October 14, 2010
~ Plum Benefits ~
Plum Benefits :
To obtain the label of a super food a fruit must contain exceptional nutritional goodness along with an appealing taste.
Also, the amount of plum recipes is endless, such as stewed plums, plum jam recipe, plum sauce recipe, making plum wine and the list goes on.
Of course blueberries are a great antioxidant; the good news is plums rate just as high and cost less.
Most people will eat a few blueberries at a time for example; on a breakfast cereal . Whereas you can eat a whole plum at once and get the full impact of all those wonderful antioxidants.
The amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients (aiding in disease prevention) are equivalent or more than blueberries.
Research has shown that the phytonutrients in plums can help inhibit breast cancer.
Plum Health Benefits :
* natural way for helping with constipation
* cleanse your intestine
* help keep a healthy heart
* maintain blood sugar levels
* help keep wrinkles at bay
* maintain digestive health
Plums contain fibre, potassium, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, iron, minerals, and vitamin C, are low in fat and contain no calories. They are the perfect fruit to eat when you are busy, or on the run.
Kids love them and compared to buying a punnet of blueberries, plums are half the price.
Dried plums, also known as prunes are another great way of eating them and still get all the health benefits a fresh plum contains.
Prune juice is very beneficial for your health and can help with problems such as, constipation.
Plum benefits are many and you will gain all the health benefits from dried plums as you do from fresh plums, with very little difference.
dried plums or prunes Plum Benefits
Dried plums are from the European side, being purple in color, slightly smaller, denser and a little less juicy then many other types of plums.
Although you may want to keep in mind, dried plums are actually higher in antioxidants then fresh.
Another good thing about dried plums, you can eat them straight out of the packet, you don’t need to put them in the fridge they are always in season and easy to carry around in your bag for a quick snack.
If you are watching your weight, you probably don’t want to go overboard eating dried plums, fresh would be better. Dried plums like any dried fruit are higher in sugar.
Whichever way you eat your plums, dried or fresh, know you are doing something good for yourself, in helping to fight aging and looking younger.
Plum benefits are many and if someone in the family does not like the taste of plums, try looking at some plum recipes.