LifestyleThe season is in full swing. Here's what happens to your body when you eat plums

The season is in full swing. Here's what happens to your body when you eat plums

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1:41 PM EDT, October 4, 2023, updated: 8:59 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

Plums taste the best for many people in the fall. Their season is in full swing and we will find plenty of kilograms in stores. In addition to their taste values, they have many other advantages. Above all, they have many nutrients, for which our body will thank us.

Plums are undoubtedly one of the most popular fruits, which we invariably associate with fall. In many home gardens and orchards, we can find these trees, which proves that this plant is quite easy to grow. It is also resistant to weather conditions and does not have too many soil requirements. We appreciate plums for their taste and the possibility of preparing various preserves from them. What will happen to the body if we consume them daily?

Why is it worth eating plums? Here are their health benefits

We can find a multitude of vitamins and mineral salts in fruits. They contain potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. We can also find vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, as well as polyphenols (including chlorogenic) and dietary fiber. As we can see, the list of nutritional components is quite substantial. However, these are not the only advantages of plums.

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Consuming these fruits positively affects the functioning of every cell in the body. Here are some benefits that come with it:

  • bone strengthening - 10 dried plums daily improve their mineral density in the lower part of the spine and in the forearm bones,
  • facilitating bowel movements - dietary fiber improves metabolism and intestinal function,
  • aid in weight loss - plums have few calories, they also contain fiber, but we should not overdo their amount (they contain a lot of sugar),
  • protection against cancer - the action of antioxidants,
  • lowering blood pressure - potassium positively affects the circulatory system, protects against clots and atherosclerosis,
  • better muscle function - potassium ensures proper muscle contraction,
  • good skin hydration - plums mainly consist of water,
  • supporting the nervous system - plums help us during high tension and stress.
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