Warmer weather brings in-season fruits and vegetables – and trips to your local farmer’s market are a must.
Fruits, in particular, are an integral part of a healthy diet and when they are in season they are that much easier to enjoy. One fruit you should be eating more of is the humble and delicious plum. Small in size, big in natural sweetness, plums health benefits are not to be missed.
If up until now you’ve eaten plums without realizing the benefits, let us shed some light on this healthy fruit and give you more reason to eat more of them all season long.
There has been some recent buzz around plums for their ability to reduce the problems associated with obesity. The University of Southern Queensland gave obese rats plum juice in their food, and the rats’ blood pressure, fatty liver, arthritis and heart issues began to return to normal.
Although the study was conducted on laboratory rats, it offers some insight as to what plum health benefits may occur in humans. So if you’re not eating plums yet, here is what you need to know about this potential superfood.