Prunes have laxative properties, and due to the large amount of pectin in them (classified as a water-soluble dietary fiber), they act on the digestive system like … a broom – facilitating the elimination of fats accumulated in cells and an excess of “bad” cholesterol.
Their specific color is due to the anthocyanins they contain, which fight free radicals and make the body age slower. They are rich in polyphenols that can help reduce inflammation and protect DNA from damage. Thanks to the antioxidants it contains, it is possible to reduce oxidative stress and stop the growth of cancer cells.
Although there are more than 2,000 known species of plum in the world, the most common in Poland are those that came to our country from Hungary in the seventeenth century, which is why they are called “HungarianHow do they affect our bodies? Here are 10 facts about plums that few know.
What is the health effect of eating prunes? 10 facts about this fruit
Plum helps to get rid of excess fat and cholesterol in cells
The pectin they contain, a type of fiber, when combined with organic acids, facilitates the elimination of excess fat and cholesterol from the cells. This fruit has anti-sclerotic properties, helps the digestive system eliminate bile and regulate cholesterol levels.
Plums are full of antioxidants and slow down the aging process
Not only do they protect against wrinkles, but they can help us enjoy our youth for longer. The dark-skinned plum has the most powerful antioxidant properties.
Plum helps combat constipation and stabilize blood sugar levels
Thanks to the large amount of fiber, which increases the size of the stomach, it makes us full quickly. It also has a positive effect on the entire digestive system, although some people do not like to drink it with water.
It is worth knowing that prunes, which have a little more calories than fresh peaches, contain up to 7 times more fiber than them, thanks to which they can help fight especially unpleasant constipation, as well as stabilize blood sugar levels.
Few people know that either Scientists already in 2018 It has been proven that drinking about 200 ml of prune juice every day after only 4 weeks can significantly increase the level of adiponectin – a hormone that regulates blood sugar.
Plums reduce the risk of colon cancer
Thanks to the phenolic compounds contained in particular in plums, it is possible to protect the intestinal microflora from infections that contribute to the development of colorectal cancer – American scientists from California and North Carolina have proven.
Plum improves well-being and works well on the nervous system
This effect can be achieved due to the fact that they contain a lot of vitamin B6 and magnesium, which positively affect how we feel and how our entire nervous system works.
Do you want to avoid osteoporosis? Eat plum – you will strengthen your bones!
If you want to improve bone density, you should eat as few prunes as possible – preferably fresh, but you can replace them with dried ones in winter.
California researchers were able to show that including 100 grams of prunes in your daily diet after just one year can significantly improve bone mineral density in postmenopausal women.
Fresh peaches have a low glycemic index
Raw Hungarian plums have a low glycemic index (IG 35) and can be eaten by diabetics. However, it is worth realizing that 5-6 pieces of this fruit can raise blood sugar by about 40 mg/dL. 100 grams of dried prunes contain about 38 grams of simple sugars.
Plum has a good effect on our skin
Due to the fact that they contain oleic and linoleic acid, this fruit perfectly moisturizes, nourishes and nourishes our skin, making it smooth and healthy. Due to the large amount of antioxidants, plums can delay the wrinkling process.
People with coperose skin in particular should have access to fresh prunes
Since this fruit contains a lot of vitamin K, which regulates the process of blood clotting, it is recommended for people who suffer from broken capillaries (with cupruose skin). Including fresh peaches in their daily menu can have a positive effect on blood vessels and reduce the likelihood of developing hyperemia.
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