German researchers from the University of Berlin researched effects of plums on overall health. The results very surprising to everyone. Plums have prevented bone diseases, reduced bad cholesterol, prevent cancer on the large intestine ...
Plums are wonderful, but unfortunately often overlooked fruit, although it's been known for quite some time that they are extremely healthy (Super Fruit, which seems too common to pay any special attention to it).
Plums are trully incredible.
The Berlin research showed the following:
• Plums contain many polyphenols, which are extremely strong antioxidants. Polyphenols include flavonoids, isoflavonoids, flavonolignans, lignans, stilbenoids, curcominoides and hydrolysable tannins. Polyphenols in plums help remove damaged brain cells, which improves memory and other brain functions. Plums are very good against brain tumors.
• Plums are low calorie fruits, since they contain 100 grams of only 30 calories. In addition they are extremely saturated, they reduce appetite and improve digestion. Natural plum juice detoxifies and removes excess fatty tissues. It is highly recommended to drink a cup of plum juice per day (it is enough to blend 6 plums in the food mixer).
• Plums also prevent heart disease, cleanse vascular system, improve blood circulation and prevent vascular diseases.
• Raw fruit contains extremely high levels of healthy carbohydrates. These are carbohydrates that give energy to the body, but they are being digested for a longer period and are therefore not harmful (they do not turn into simple sugar that immediately enters blood stream).
• The latest German study confirmed the positive impact of the plums on diabetes, kidneys, bones and longer life expectancy.
Now, when plums are ripe, it is advisable to eat at least 3 plums (maybe 6) per day. Try to keep at it as long as possible. This has a profound impact on the overall health. Heart, vascular, joint and bone problems are reduced by as much as 40 percent!
To conclude with an anecdote ... In 1905, certain Californian owner of a large plum plantation wanted to do an experiment. He was training monkeys for several months in order to help him pick up the plums. He knew that monkeys like plums, but he was hoping monkeys would turn into cheap labor force once they ate too many plums.
On the very first day 500 monkeys had already overeaten so many plums that they just exhaustingly laid on the floor.
Animals sure know what is good and healthy.