Ruler's of Penmai
- May 24, 2010
- Plums contain two key phytonutrients, chlorogenic and neochlorogenic acid, which protect the body from oxygen damage. The body contains super oxide anion free radicals which can damage cells if not neutralized by the natural ingredients found in fruits like the plum. These elements also protect against oxygen damage to the fat in our brain cells, in the cholesterol and triglycerides that circulate our blood, and in our cell membranes.
- It is common knowledge that eating a minimum of three servings of fruit per day can decrease age-related macular degeneration by at least a third. Plums are excellent sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, pigments that protect vision by preventing macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss.
[*=left]Low in calories and contain no saturated fats; but contain numerous health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins.
[*=left]Plums are an excellent source of vitamin c, which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin c helps body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation and scavenge harmful free radicals.
[*=left]Plums are very good source of vitamin a and beta carotene. Vitamin a is essential for vision. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin a known to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
[*=left]Plums are rich in minerals like potassium, fluoride and iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.