Plums Health Benefits:
Plums contain high quantities of the phytonutrient compound, neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid, which are well-known antioxidants. They are particularly effective against the oxygen radical, superoxide anion. They also inhibit the damage to fats caused by oxygen. As many of the molecules in the body and brain are made up of fat molecules, this property of the plums protects them to a large extent.
Plums contain large amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber, which maintains the digestive health and decreases many problems like constipation, flatulence, and IBS. The fiber acts as food for the gut-friendly bacteria, which ferment it to produce butyric acid. Butyric acid serves as a fuel for the cells in the large intestine and maintains the health of the colon.
Plums have a low glycemic index, which makes them an ideal food for the diabetics. Aldo the soluble fiber in the food delays the release of the food from the stomach, indirectly delaying the glucose absorption after a meal. It helps in increasing the insulin sensitivity and helps in preventing diabetes II.