5 Health Benefits of Eating Plums

This stone fruit is a sweet, yet healthy way to satisfy your hunger. Find out more about the health benefits of plums.

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Protect your heart

One medium-sized fresh plum contains 113 mg of potassium, a mineral that helps manage high blood pressure and reduce stroke risk. If that isn’t heartwarming enough, the reddish-blue pigment in some plums, called anthocyanins, may protect against cancer by mopping up harmful free radicals.

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