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The benefits and harms of plum

How useful plum

Plums, unlike other fruits, contains less sugar, but however, this plum contains organic acids (citric and malic), vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamins PP, E, a large amount of ascorbic acid, pectin, minerals: calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and iron.

Nutritional value of plum: fats – 0,1 g, protein – 0.2 g, fiber – 1.8 g, carbohydrates 7.9 g-Calorie product – 34 kcal per 100 g of fruit.

The plum fruit in fresh form is used for the treatment and prevention of avitaminosis (night blindness, scurvy etc.), constipation, as they stimulate bowel activity. In medicine, used not only the fruit, but the flowers of the plum sauce. The water infusion of the flowers is useful in diseases of the liver and kidneys, as well as disorders of the reproductive system in men.



Cherry-plum juice helps in treating colds, as a diaphoretic and antiphlogistic means, due to the high content of fiber and pectin helps to remove radionuclides from the body. The juice is perfectly refreshing and tones, perfectly quenches thirst, treats hypovitaminosis and diseases of the stomach. The high potassium content makes the cherry plum is helpful when heart problems – this mineral prevents arrhythmia, strengthens the heart muscle. Plum has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, has a calming and relaxing effect. In Ayurveda it is mentioned plum property to pump energy from upper body to lower. If you have a headache due to the soaring pressure, you need to eat about 200 grams of fruit and after 40-50 minutes the status stabiliziruemost.

The cherry plum is a useful fruit, but you need to control the amount of use. The dangers of cherry-plum with abuse is manifested in the form of poisoning. The first symptom is heartburn with stomach pain and diarrhea.

Excessive consumption of plums can appear harmful for health, in the form of excess rates of sugar in the blood. Organic acids in large quantities increases the acidity in the stomach and exacerbate gastritis with ulcers, so limit eating plums in the presence of one of these diseases.

Be sure to remove any bone you can't eat it due to the presence of hydrocyanic acid, recognized as dangerous to human substance.