Nice little tip today from Dr Glenville to remind us to use plums more this Autumn. I am currently having them every day pretty much with an almond flour, grapeseed oil and honey crumble mix on top. All I need now is some coconut yoghurt on top, but you could use soya or whatever you can have. Yummy, very filling and extremely nourishing as Marilyn says:
Plums are abundant at this time of year. They belong to the Rosaceae family and are part of the same Prunus category as nectarines, peaches and apricots.
Plums are full of vitamins including A and K, and minerals such as iron and potassium. Rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre, they help prevent constipation and have a mild laxative effect. They are low on the glycaemic index so they shouldn’t cause spikes in blood sugar. Their deep red/purple colour announce the presence of antioxidant compounds which include anthocyanins. In fact, plums are some of the most antioxidant rich fruit.
Poach plums with a little maple syrup, star anise and cinnamon. Store them in the fridge to enjoy with natural yogurt, porridge or muesli.
There are also two recipes on my Pinterest boards using plums. You can check those out here: a grain free upside down cakes and jelly with plums. Mmmm…
We also had an interesting discussion on the TGF Facebook group the other day about the benefits of prunes and plums to bone health. Did you know, for example, that:
- Studies show that a single serving or about five dried plums may prevent bone loss in older, osteopenic postmenopausal women
This article might be worth a read – which do you choose?