Did you know that the plums are actually a member of the cherry family? Fruit experts believe that the plum was originally found growing wild in Asia. The wild plums were so good that people started planting the single plum’s seed in their yards, fields, and town squares, and eventually the plum was a regular part of life. At some point someone decided to bring a bunch of the plum seeds to other parts of the world, including Europe and the United States, and the plum became an international fruit.
There are loads of health benefits from eating a single raw plum once a day.
Reduce Vision Problems
Vision is one of the first senses that starts to fade as you age. The older you get, the greater the chances of you developing macular degeneration. The vitamin A found in a single raw plum can help you prevent macular degeneration from ruining your life.
High Amounts of Vitamin C
Plums are an excellent source of vitamin C. Consuming large amounts of Vitamin C can help relieve the aching in your joints after you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. The vitamin C found in plums also is a great way to strengthen your lungs, making bouts of asthma a distant memory.
Improve Blood Quality
When a doctor has a patient that is struggling with problems caused by a poor circulation system, the doctor will often recommend that the person start eating plums. The enzymes in plums allow your blood to absorb more iron, which improves the overall flow.
In addition to improving your circulation, the plums will actually cleanse your blood and keep it pure. The improvements made by the plums will help keep your blood pressure from climbing too high, your arteries from hardening, and prevent a heart attack. People who eat a plum every single day are less likely to develop heart disease than people who only eat plums once in a while.
Plums can help shrink potentially life-threatening tumors and eliminate the amount of cancer-causing free radicals in your bloodstream
The regular consumption of plums will increase your white blood cell count and improve your immune system.