Health Tip: Eat More Plums!

Plums are one of the healthiest fruits for you and your family. And with the flu season on an upswing, plums and prunes, rich in vitamin C, are excellent for the immune system, especially for little ones with recurrent ear infections. So, the health tip today is to put plums on the menu! But that’s not the half of it. This cute, little fruit is bursting with health benefits that you’ll want in on!

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The Health Benefits of Plums

Did you know that presently there are over 2,000 types of plums? In addition to strengthening the immune system and being great for those who suffer from ear infections, the following are added health benefits of plums and prunes:

  • good source of vitamins C, K, A, fiber, selenium, and potassium
  • rich in antioxidants
  • help the body absorb iron more easily
  • great for weight-loss
  • help normalize blood sugar
  • aid in regularity
  • help maintain healthy bacteria, promoting intestinal health
  • protect against colon cancer
  • lower cholesterol levels
  • good for the heart
  • promote healthy vision
  • help maintain healthy, clear skin

Oh yeah, and they’re delicious. Whether you and the kids are enjoying a healthy snack, or you’re trying to shed some pounds the smart way, have some plums! They’re filling and great for you — just keep in mind the majority of their calories do come from sugar (albeit natural). Therefore, when noshing on this yummy super fruit, consider timing (bedtime sugar rush) and moderation (for weight-loss).

Eat great, feel great!

Thank you for being tuned in parents. I welcome your comments, suggestions, and more tips! And please join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

-Elle C.

Reference:
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=35
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2032/2

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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