Plums are a common fruit in Nyandarua County. They are medium and mostly have purple-red skin with yellow or red flesh inside. Many people do not put too much effort into taking care of the plum trees because they do not consider plums to be as important as other fruits like pawpaws, mangoes, oranges, and many more. Despite that fact the health benefits of plums fruit are many.
This may also be a result of a lack of knowledge of the great health benefits of this fruit.
Plums are just like any other fruit despite their small size. They are low in calories and contain vital nutrients like vitamins, fiber, and minerals. We can eat them whole as a snack or sliced to eat with cereal or yogurt, a great meal for breakfast.
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Some of the important health benefits of plums fruit include;
- Help to control blood sugar
Plums are rich in fiber which helps to slow digestion and prevents a rise in blood sugar. Fibre also helps to prevent constipation. They also have a compound known as chlorogenic acid which balances blood sugar and keeps your appetite in control.
- Plums are good for your heart
Like many other fruits, plums are rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, and Vitamin C. This helps the blood clot normally and all this helps to prevent cardiovascular risks.
- Plums help to reduce anxiety
Plums are rich in antioxidants and this helps to reduce anxiety. When antioxidants are low, anxiety is high. Antioxidants also help to reduce inflammation and keep the cells free from damage by free radicals. They are also high in polyphenol antioxidants which are good for the heart health.
With this knowledge of the health benefits of plums, I hope we can all give more attention to plum trees to get the desired harvest for both our health and commercial purposes.