Plums are low in calories, have no saturated fats and are rich in minerals and vitamins. Dietary fiber, sorbitol, and isatin aid in digestion. Vitamin A in plums helps to promote healthy skin, vision, and mucus membranes. Zeaxanthin in plums protects against UV light. Iron in plums helps promote red blood cell formation. B vitamins in plums help the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
The same compounds in plums that aid in digestion help prevent and alleviate constipation. Vitamin C in plums helps prevent infection, fight inflammation and rid the body of harmful free radicals. Vitamin A in plums helps prevent lung and oral cancers. Potassium in plums helps control the heart rate and blood pressure. Vitamin K in plums helps reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly.