Plum is a hybrid of thorns and cherry plum, which came to us from Romania, and it got there "from the court of France" ^ the crowned heads were in awe of the fruit novelty from West Asia. Plum looks quite harmless, but it is very appetizing. That is why in ancient times, the poor French because of her head lost in the truest sense of the word. The wife of Francis I was so fond of plums that she issued a decree that deprived all the courtiers of their heads, who dared to feast on fruits in the royal garden. In everyday life of the French, to this day one can come across the expression "penalty for plum", which means a very harsh punishment for nothing. It’s good that nowadays you can lose your head because of a plum only because it is very fragrant and tasty.
Plum can not be attributed to the super-calorie berries, because in 100 grams of product only 42 calories. Therefore, this yummy, undoubtedly, is a dietary product. And already on the fasting day it is completely irreplaceable, because quickly helps rid the body of toxins, toxins and excess fluid, and also saturates it with vitamins. Dietary is also a berry, like a plum - plum. About her caloric content, read the article Cherry plum: useful properties and caloric content.
The exception is prunes, it is sufficiently calories - 250 calories per 100 grams.
The benefits of plums and prunes
Chemical amber plum is very diverse and rich. Vitamin P, for example, helps reduce blood pressure, strengthens blood vessels. Potassium has a great diuretic effect, saving us from excess water and salt. It also participates in the maintenance of cardiac activity and acid - base balance, promotes bile excretion. Rheumatism and metabolic diseases are also on the shoulder of this fruit.
Plum fruits contain phenolic compounds that have a capillary-strengthening and anti-sclerotic effect. Plum is an easily digestible and quickly digestible product. Your body will thank you if you get rid of atherosclerosis, cholecystitis, hypertension, stomatitis with the help of plums.
Prunes worthy of your attention no less than his "live" brother. Its beneficial properties help with intestinal diseases, constipation, gout, kidney, heart, liver, to increase the secretion of gastric juice.
Do not forget about plum juice, It is very effective against flu, anemia, is good for fighting insomnia and fatigue, and is also used to normalize the nervous system. And your skin from the use of such a drink will become supple and smooth.
In favor of human health, plum gives not only fruit, but also leaves. Home Plum (sloe) boasts content in its foliage coumarin. This compound has the ability to cure thrombosis. In addition, lotions from plum leaves have a healing effect.
In perfumery can also be found plum seed oil, plum gives them such an amount of vitamin E, iron, copper, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium, which is more than enough to saturate, moisturize and soften the skin. Modern lipstick and lip gloss are full of this oil, which increases the volume and increases the elasticity of the lips.
Well, cancer prevention, perhaps the most significant advantage that plum has, scientists have recently found out. Anthocyanins, which are rich in berries, just suppresses the development of cancer.
Learning to understand plums
In our country, you can find the four most common types of plums: Mirabelle, Hungarian, green grass and egg.
If you are going to buy plums, do not hurry, for a start, choose the right fruit. High-quality and fresh product will be elastic, but will give in to pressing. Choosing as a mono-diet or fasting day, this fruit does not remember the quantity, but the quality.
It falls on people suffering from diabetes and obesity. Juice plums in this case is also contraindicated.
It is also forbidden to give plum products to young children and nursing mothers, in order to avoid stomach upset in a child.