Here are some of the benefits of plums that have a trend to lose weight and are suitable for use on a diet:
- Maintain a healthy digestive system
The most known benefit of plums is their ability to prevent constipation. Plum fruit fiber solidifies the stool mass and expels the process of disposal, thereby reducing the risk of colon cancer and hemorrhoids.
- Lower cholesterol
Propionic acid produced by plum fiber is a type of insoluble fiber. Medical evidence has reported that propionic acid has cholesterol-lowering properties.
- Contains high antioxidants
Plums contain unique phytonutrients called neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids. Both of these substances are classified as phenols. Phenol is a type of antioxidant that has been proven to neutralize harmful free radicals called superoxide anion radicals. Phenol is also proven to help prevent oxygen damage in fat. Body cells, including brain cells and molecules such as cholesterol are mostly composed of fat, so it is important to prevent free radical damage to fat.
- Prevents anemia
Shortness of breath, irritability, pale skin, and fatigue are signs of mild anemia. Anemia occurs when the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. To make healthy red blood cells, your body needs enough iron intake. Plums are a great source of iron and can help prevent and treat iron deficiency. Two hundred and fifty grams of plums contain 0.81 milligrams of iron, which provides 4.5 percent of the body’s daily iron needs.
- Lose weight
Plums can help you manage your weight. The reason, this dark purple fruit that has a sour taste contains a lot of fiber and low glycemic index. Dense plum fiber is slow to be digested by the body while a low glycemic index plays a role in regulating the release of blood sugar levels, thus making you full longer. Plums contain natural sorbitol, a sugar alcohol with a slow absorption rate in the body.
But still, if you consume excessive plums can cause flatulence and constipation. Excessive fiber intake can also cause diarrhea. Now here’s one recipe that you can make variations in eating plums.
60 g of butter
75 g of flour
1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Cut the plum into four pieces and place it on a plate given Baking Paper Seven. Mix the remaining ingredients and crumble and then apply on a plum. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes until the plums are soft and golden brown crumbs. The dough won’t stick to Baking Paper Seven and the dishes used don’t require excessive effort when washing them. Good luck.