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Plums are nutritious and delicious. Read out the following facts about plums and inform your family about this too.

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A cup of sliced and sectioned plums contains

Calories 76

Protein 1.15gm

Fiber 2.3gm

Minerals in Plums:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Plums while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 259 mg

Manganese – 0.086 mg

Iron – 0.28 mg

Magnesium – 12 mg

Calcium – 10 mg

Phosphorus – 26 mg

Zinc – 0.17 mg

Copper – 0.094 mg

Vitamins in Plums:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Plums while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.046 mg

Niacin – 0.688 mg

Vitamin A – 569 IU

Vitamin K – 10.6 mcg

Folate – 8 mcg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.043 mg

Vitamin C – 15.7 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.223 mg

Vitamin E – 0.43 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.048 mg

Health benefits of Plums:

Reasons why you should add plums to your diet:

Potassium in plum help maintain a normal blood pressure and lessen stroke chances. Anthocyanins, the pigment, help you stay away from the ugly cancers by their anti-oxidant properties.

Plums do well to your bowels by simply feeding it up by fiber content it has. Fibers treat the digestive system very politely.

Due to low glycemic index, plums don’t overshoot the glucose levels in blood but rather control it. This means it is great for diabetics and people who are on a weight loss diet.

Plums are great for your bones. Strong bones ensure stronger you.

Plums also improve the memory one has. This means it is great for aged as well as for young people.

Written by Marta

June 3rd, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Posted in Healthy Eating

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