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Do You Know What Happens to Your Body if You Eat Only 5 Plums a Day?

The sweet, juicy taste of plums is not only one reason to include them in the daily diet. There are as many as 140 types of plums, all of which are rich in carbohydrates, have low levels of fat and calories, rich in vitamins A, C and E, calcium, magnesium, fiber and potassium.

Scientists say, only 5 plums a day cause these things:

Protect your heart

One fresh plum on average contains 113 mg of potassium, a mineral that helps control high blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke. If that’s not enough, reddish-blue pigment in certain types of plums, called anthocyanins, may protect against cancer by eliminating harmful free radicals in the body.

They help in digestion

Dried plums are perfect to help the gut to do its job. Supply of dried plums (you can refrigerate) can be prepared very simply: Soak the plums in freshly boiled water, cool and freeze.

Reduce blood sugar levels

According to the Dietitians of Canada, plums ranked low according to the glycemic index, which means it can help to control blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

They help your bones

The results showed that the group that ate dried plums had significantly higher bone density in the spine and forearm.

Improve memory

Only 5 plums a day can help to neutralize cell damaging free radicals that (negatively) affect your memory.

Help eyes

Plums are especially useful for the health of your eyes. Phytonutrients contained in plums may help to reduce the risk of disease that occurs mainly in the elderly.