Health Benefits To Eating Plums

1. Rich in antioxidants

Plums are packed with plant compounds which have antioxidant properties, this means they help prevent oxygen from reacting with other chemicals and causing damage to cells and tissues. They are especially rich in anthocyanins, the compounds also responsible for the plum’s dark coloured skin. In fact, studies suggest plums are richer in these protective compounds than other fruits including peaches and nectarines.

2. May have anti-inflammatory properties

The protective plant compounds in plums appear to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help prevent disease including cancer, diabetes and obesity.

3. May help manage blood sugar levels

Plums are especially rich in a polyphenol called chlorogenic acid, a compound also found in coffee, this appears to help balance blood sugar and regulate appetite. Consuming the whole fruit ensures you benefit from its rich fibre content, which helps slow the release of its natural sugars.

4. May support heart health

Plums are rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, which ensures blood clots normally. They also supply potassium and vitamin C as well as being rich in protective polyphenols all of which are associated with reduced cardiovascular risk factors.

5. May enhance cognitive function

Animal studies suggest that the rich polyphenol content of plums may help mitigate age-related cognitive decline.

Weird Ways To Get Arrested Around Europe


  • It’s against the law to drive while wearing flip-flops
  • In Barcelona, you can be fined for wearing swimwear anyplace other than the beach, as well as for spitting.


  • It is illegal to kiss while riding on a train
  • It’s illegal to take pictures of police officers or police vehicles, even if they’re just in the background
  • You must wear Speedo-style bathing suits that leave nothing to the imagination to go swimming in many pools. They’re seen as more hygienic than loose board shorts
  • In three towns it is against the law to die. These ordinances were passed as a protest when the creation of new cemeteries was denied.


  • It’s illegal to run out of gas on the autobahn, as well as to walk along it.


  • You cannot flush a toilet in an apartment building after 10pm.


  • You can be fined and/or booted off a train if you are making out or eating something considered too smelly.


  • In Florence, you can be fined for eating or drinking on the steps of a church
  • In Venice, it is illegal to feed the pigeons
  • In Eraclea, it is illegal to build sandcastles and collect seashells.