Plum is a fruit that prevents stroke
Plum is a plant of the genus Prunus (which belongs to the rose family). It originates from Asia Minor (most likely Syria) and has been known in the rest of the world since ancient times. Plum is well distributed due to its quick adaptability to climatic conditions. There are several thousand varieties of plums (domestic and wild species) whose fruits differ in color, shape, size and taste. Prunus domestica has a blue-blue fleshy fruit that contains natural sugars, organic acids that give a refreshing taste, minerals (phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc), vitamins (significant amounts of carotene-provitamin A, vitamin C, vitamins B1 and B6), cellulose, little protein, fat and other ingredients.
- Plums are medium-calorie fruits (100 grams have 45 calories) and most of the energy value is from carbohydrates.
- They are rich in potassium and poor in sodium, which is why they regulate difficult urination (which also cleanses the body).
- In folk medicine, plum is recommended for people who have a diseased liver, kidneys, gout and rheumatism.
- Plums open the appetite if eaten before a meal and also strengthen digestion.
- They are useful for lowering blood pressure and protecting against atherosclerosis.
- One glass of plum juice has a stimulating effect on the nervous system. It has both detoxifying and energetic effects.
- Plum fruit is used fresh, dried or canned (jam, juice, jam, etc.).
- Plums are not recommended in large quantities in fresh form because they can cause unpleasant gases.
- In the dried state, the caloric value of plums increases significantly (100 grams is about 115 calories).
- Prunes are a great remedy for constipation because they contain a lot of plant fiber.
- Researchers from the American University of Davis (Minnesota) conducted an 8-week scientific study. Respondents ate 12 prunes daily (about 6 grams of fiber) and found that plums lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
- Plum is a good source of beta-carotene (5 large plums contain 970 international units) which is almost a fifth of the recommended daily dose.
- Prunes are rich in copper, boron, vitamin A and B groups, potassium, calcium and iron.
- Therefore, it is recommended to eat plums in all forms throughout the year.