Dried Plums Can Lighten Up Your Working Day

Our daily cravings for something sweet often end up in the wrong place. In our inquiry for something that would keep up levels of energy and improve our general mood while at work, we end up consuming chocolates, chips, ice-creams, candies&co. 

DRIED PLUMS – A NUTRICIOUS SNACK

DRIED PLUMS - A NUTRICIOUS SNACK

DRIED PLUMS – A NUTRICIOUS SNACK

Although we hear all the time that their action on our body is harmful, we still treat them as something suitable for our needs and even claim that our body asks for them. The only reason why we believe that is that we have not learned to listen to what our body truly says at such times. Replace them with some nutritional food and you will see what I mean. One of the best ways to do that is to replace them with a delicious snack based on dried plums. Overall health and well-being will be tremendously improved if every time you think of a daily injection with energy, you will replace processed sweets (which, most of the times, are only empty calories) and instead pick a natural solution that is ripe with goodies for your body.

YOUR BODY DESERVES BETTER THAN EMPTY CALORIES

A daily intake of 5 plums is like a present to your body, one that your digestive system, your bones and your eyes will equally be grateful for. Yet, people suffering from untreated kidney or gallbladder problems should first ask their physician about the suitability of this diet.  The oxalates in their composition may not be recommended for them. If you do not suffer from kidney or gallbladder problems, give it a try: you will be surprised by the numerous benefits dried plums can have.

IMPROVED DIGESTION AND FEELING OF SATIETY

The fibers that dries plums contain are known for their ability to relieve constipation. What is less known is that dried plums also contain a high amount of soluble fiber. Why is this good news for your body? Soluble fibers help delay the absorption of sugar into the blood stream. This means that you will be able to get rid of that nasty feeling that pressures you toward one more bit of that forbidden snack or one more portion of that delicious food that you have just finished. Overeating is one of the major problems that the Western world is now facing, and a lot of the symptoms that characterize this phenomenon are seen as a consequence of the role of processed sugar in our lives.

Processed sweets only make you want more – this in itself should be a warning to you that something is not right in them. Truly nutritional foods should make you want to jump off your seat and do some work, they should be an injection with energy, not a first step towards awakening the pleasure to only eat more. Dried plums are a sweet input in the middle of a working day, one that will also contribute to stabilizing the level of sugar and cholesterol in your blood at the right level.

BETTER VISION IN LOW LIGHT

Because of its high content in vitamin A, plums can help improve your vision. Many of the problems that we perceive as affecting our exterior organs are not necessarily a consequence of a local dysfunction. Some of them have a different cause: a lack of the substances our body needs, especially vitamins. Many specialists think that a lot of the eye problems could be prevented or alleviated if we consumed the right foods, the ones that contain those precise elements that our body cries for when it asks us for something good.

Before running to the eye doctor, first make sure that you give your eyes that kind of input they need for normal functioning. Dried plums are highly recommended for improving the sight. Together with kale, corn, spinach, broccoli, eggs, oranges, dried plums can be exactly what your body needs to send the right signals to your eyes as well.

PREVENTING BONE LOSS

Various studies have addressed the effects of dried plums on aged people. One of the clearest results in this respect was that regular consumption of dried plums helps restore and prevent bone loss [1]. When it comes to osteoporosis, it is now widely recognized that nutritional factors have a say in the evolution of this disease. Their ability not only to prevent, but also to reverse bone loss is truly good news for many women that are in their postmenopausal period [2].

Yet, you should be rather careful with a topic as delicate as the right treatment for severe bone problems and make sure all remedies are first discussed wih your doctor. As you will see if you follow the link we provided, the women in the study that confirmed dried plums’ benefits on osteoporotic bones were not on any therapy of hormone replacement. The degree to which these findings can apply to people who follow other treatments is a question that only your doctor can answer correctly.

Summing up, next time you go to wk, take a box with five dried plums with you. Repeat the procedure daily, for at least five weeks and will start noticing the difference. Your fellow workers will definitely want to follow after they see the results.

REFERENCES

[1]http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0060569

[2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21736808

 

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