The plum is a fruit of the same family as nectarines, almonds and peaches. Have the size of a medium tomato, weighs 60 g and has about 6 cm in diameter. In the interior, the pulp is very juicy, with a flavour between acid and sweet, but the seeds are inedible. It’s a very versatile fruit, so it is very easy to incorporate into your diet: it can be eaten alone, in salads, in smoothies … Even cooked.
It is a fruit with many benefits for the body, because it contains many nutrients: more than 15 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants … Plus lots of water and fibre. All these compounds help the proper functioning of the body. It have almost any fat and cholesterol, so it is an ideal food to help keep the line (about 30 calories per piece).
Plums are a modest source of vitamin a, vitamin c and copper but also have, in less amount, vitamin k, potassium, phosphorous … Fibre helps to regulate intestinal transit while satiates the appetite, helping lose weight. In addition, delays absorption of carbohydrates, thereby preventing spikes in blood sugar (ideal for patients with type 2 diabetes). It is a known antioxidant that helps the immune system, delays system cell aging, acts as an anti-inflammatory … Potassium and antioxidants, regulate blood pressure and help control the bad cholesterol, and therefore have positive effects cardiovascular health.