Plums to begin, belongs to the same family as peaches, nectarines, and apricots. But plums are much more diverse compared to their stone-fruit cousins. They can be large or small, with different skin color like red, purple, green, yellow, or orange, and pink, yellow, or orange flesh.

6 Health Benefits of Plums

With over 2000 verities in the world, Plums add some sweetness to meals like salads and desserts. Added to its sweetness, plums have amazing health benefits for the human health.

1. May help with Anxiety

Health wise, it is not advisable for your antioxidants to be very low because when they are very low, anxiety increases. Actually, eating one plum a day will help keep you away from anxiety. t=This is because of the nutrients found in it.

2.  Relief you from constipation

Plums are just like prunes. That is, they have plenty of sorbitol which is a sugar alcohol which helps act as a natural laxative for the body. They also help to keep things/ease the movement of things in the system. So if you are suffering from constipation, this will help you.

3.Plums help prevent High blood pressure and stroke

Plums contain potassium which helps in the reduction of blood pressure. That is, it helps remove sodium from your body through your fringe, and also legends tension that is found in the walls of the blood vessel. Now note that, health wise, When your blood pressure is lower, your risk of getting a stroke or heart attack reduces drastically.

4. Help reduce blood sugar 

Plums contain a lot of fiber which is very healthy because it helps slow down blood sugar spikes after you have eaten a lot of sugar. Plum also helps your body to produce a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. This hormone is called adiponectin.

Plums are also a good source of:, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Folate.

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5. Plums fix the Skin

Plums provide a lot of vitamins and minerals  for a flawless and soft skin. Consuming this fruit frequently, promotes collagen, rejuvenates the skin and also properly handles the elasticity of the skin.

6. Very Nutritious for Pregnant Women

According to nutritionist, pregnant women are recommended to eat 2 to 3 organic plums a week. This is because, this fruit has many nutrients and health benefits added to it.

Regular consumption of the fruit will promote healthy development of the fetus, alleviating the risks associated with congenital diseases. Plums also strengthen your body via improving eyesight, bones, cellular health

It should be noted that, despite it being very healthy for pregnant women, this set of women (pregnant) should seek advise from their doctors before venturing into consuming the fruits.

As we always say too much of a thing is a disease. Plum fruits have some side effects when you consume it in excess.

  • Excessive consumption of dried plums can cause gastric problem.
  • Potassium is found in abundance in plum fruit. Its excessive consumption can lead to hyperkalemia
  • May interfere with certain medications