These antioxidant-packed, low-calorie fruits have a number of possible health benefits, including speeding up exercise recovery, promoting sleep and protecting the heart.
Eat them raw or juice them.
96 percent water, rich in vitamins A, C and K, as well as magnesium and potassium, all for very few calories.
Use them in salads, on sandwiches and pureed with avocado and yogurt.
One medium fruit can contain nearly 70 percent of your daily recommended intake of A and three times your C. It’s also a good sourse of fiber and potassium, and contains some of the antioxidants found in other orange and yellow produce, like sweet potatoes, that offer skin and immunity benefits.
Dice some into your next fruit salad with pineapple or with mango, avocado and a little onion as a homemade salsa.
Rich in vitamins A, C and K, plus fiber. The dark hue of plums signals cardiovascular benefits, as well as perks for the brain and the heart.
A perfect grab-and-go fruit. Or try making a chutney out of plums (or cherries, for that matter) to top chicken or fresh fish.