Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Health Benefits Of Plum


Macular degeneration is an age related medical condition which affects vision. This leads to loss of vision in the midpoint of the visual field due to damage to the retina. However, eating plum fruit decreases your chances of affecting from these diseases. You can feel safe from this horrible disease. You can add these to your morning cereal or lunch time yogurt.


Phenolic substances found in plum function inhibit LDL oxidation in humans. Hence it reduces the cholesterol from the human body.


Plum is rich in potassium (745 mg/100 g). Potassium is very beneficial to heart health. It’s a substance that maintains your body’s fluid levels, hence this reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Consuming plums which are high in fiber and vitamin A is beneficial for protection against gastrointestinal and respiratory tract cancers and cancers caused by chemicals. And content of phytonutrients in plum proved capable of inhibiting the growth of breast cancer with no negative effects on normal cells.

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