The best thing about these parched summers is that they bring a variety of fruits like mangoes, jamun, leechi’s and watermlons for us to enjoy.

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 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.


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 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.


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.


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.

Just so you know, besides the many health benefits of Plums, there are a fewer side effects also, however, no matter the kind of food or fruit we eat, everything consumed in moderation is the natural way to relish every bite.

Written by Faryal Syed
Asst Editor. Blogger. Enthusiast.