Why you should eat plums during monsoon

Why you should eat plums during monsoon
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If you have been been outside recently, you would have noticed how fruit shops in India are now adorned with deep red delicious plums that are the literal definition of plump.

Plum is a yummy seasonal fruit that is known for its incredible health benefits too. Moreover, it is a fruit that should be included in the monsoon diet. Plums are storehouses of soluble fibre that can reduce the cholesterol levels and lower the production of cholesterol in the liver.

The antioxidants, phytochemicals and other nutrients in plum significantly reduces the chance for heart ailments and stroke. Besides, the phytochemicals reduce the inflammation and maintains the heart's health. The antioxidants have the ability to prevent many diseases like Parkinson’s.

The fibres in plum that has low glycemic index reduces the blood sugar level, thereby lowering the chances of type 2 diabetes. As plum contains lots of potassium, it can lower the chances of stroke too. Meanwhile, it helps in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

Plum is loaded with boron that is one of the best elements to maintain the bone density. Besides, the flavonoids in plum too helps in maintaining the health of the bones.  

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