Plums or so lovingly called “Aloo Bukhara” are a super nutritious food with a variety of health benefits to offer and we bet you don’t know what most of them are.
In this khatta meetha fruit (about 1 cup of plums) has 76 calories and is rich in vitamin C, K, copper, dietary fiber and potassium. And ladies hear this, plums are also very good for your skin and hair. But we’re going to focus on the many health benefits this juicy fruit beholds.
But we don’t really know how plums work, or do we? In a nut shell, with so many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, plums boost these agents to work their magic.
So, here are 5 health benefits of Plums that you didn’t know about.
Plums Lower Blood Sugar
Plums have a lower glycemic index which is very unlikely to spike your blood sugar level and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. A low glycemic index helps you control your “food” craving.
Plums Help Relive Constipation
The antioxidants in plums offer a laxative effect and plums already have a lot of fiber so a regular amount of plums can improve the consistency of your stool and eliminate any indigestion and pain leading further into any gastric issues.
Plums Help Protect Your Heart
Plums lower the bad cholesterol, and over all cholesterol level in the body, and controls hypertension (which has become extremely common now), thus protecting your heart from any harm.
Plums Boost Your Brain Cells
Plum juice helps to control and maintain brain cholesterol level and reduce any risk of brain diseases, resulting in improving cognitive health and memory. It also reduces anxiety.
Plums Aid In Strengthening Your Bones
Bone-mineral density improves immensely and this is personally tried and tested. The potassium helps slowing down the bone-ageing process and reduces risk of osteoporosis also.