Plums are a good source of anthocyanins, which are a natural energy enhancer.

Anthocyanins also protect our blood vessels from damage that can cause clogged arteries.

Anthocyanins are also good for keeping your brain healthy and your memory strong.

Plums are also a huge source of vitamins A (beta-carotene),  anti-oxidants,  potassium, and serotonin. They are also a good source of fiber.

Plums have a fair amount of iron and Vitamin C. The vitamin C makes the iron easily absorbed by your body.

Despite all of the health benefits, they are very high in sugars. One fully ripe plum a day should do it.

(Prunes are dried plums.)

Warning: Avocados, bananas, eggplant, pineapple, plums, tomatoes, and walnuts contain large amounts of serotonin. Which normally is a good thing. Serotonin is the feel good chemical. But – eating them seventy-two hours before a carcinoid tumor test can create a false-positive result. Carcinoid tumors sometimes arise from tissues of the endocrine or gastrointestinal systems and secrete serotonin, a chemical that causes blood vessels to expand or contract. Because serotonin is excreted in the urine, these tumors are diagnosed by measuring the serotonin levels in the urine, and eating these foods before such a test can indicate tumors when in fact none are present. These foods should be avoided before undergoing such a test. 


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