It is the season of plums, and in addition to the sweet and sour taste, they are an important source of vitamin A, C, K, potassium and fiber. They are recommended to be consumed by people suffering from liver and biliary diseases, but also to regulate intestinal transit.
Whether pure or dried, plums contain two unique phytonutrients, neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid, powerful antioxidants that destroy free radicals that attack human cells. Plums have energizing properties, drive away fatigue and stress, but are also an adjunct to improving bowel function.
When consumed in its pure state:
- They contain small amounts of assimilable organic iron, and regular consumption helps to assimilate iron from other foods more easily.
- Eating plums treats constipation. Sedentary lifestyle, predominant meat consumption or low fiber diet can cause constipation, one of the most common conditions.
- Due to their rich antioxidant content, plums are a natural adjuvant for improving memory.
- Research has shown that they are effective in combating weight gain.
- They are a rich source of minerals essential for muscle and bone health.
- It strengthens the intestinal flora, thus helping to reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Consumed in liquid form, meaning the famous plum brandy:
- It melts the fat on the blood vessels when served with fatty foods. It has a beneficial effect on digestion and metabolism.
- The brandy boiled on cold days will move the blood, activate the biliary functions and last but not least help with constipation.
- It can fight heart disease. It contains an enzyme with cholesterol-lowering properties on the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart.