Plum: Properties and benefits

Plum is a beneficial fruit for the health of our body. In particular, it is able to stimulate intestinal function having strong laxative effects (which allow good functionality of the intestine and, consequently, of the immune system which is mainly concentrated in it). The richness of polyphenols it contains give it strong antioxidant properties. It also has hydrating and draining properties thanks to its water content (88% of its weight). It contains vitamin A (useful for its antioxidant effects and for the protective function it has on the eyes and skin), vitamin C (antioxidant and protective of our cardiovascular system) and vitamins B1 and B2 which make it precious for metabolic processes and for the health of our nervous system. The plum also contains mineral salts in good quantities (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc.) which give it remineralising and stimulating properties of the vital functions of our organism. Like all seasonal fruits, it can be consumed raw or in the form of juice, also associated with other acidic or semi-acid fruits (apricots, peaches, etc.).