Monday, February 2, 2009

Move over pom, plum is the new superfood

I couldn't resist, given the name of this blog, heralding the arrival of the next big superfood: the humble plum.

According to a new study out of Texas, one plum has the same amount of disease-fighting antioxidants as a handful of blueberries. And they're significantly lighter on the wallet than blueberries or the other fruit superstar of late, the pomegranate.

Research also seemed to suggest the phytonutrients in plums could help inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells without affecting normal cell growth. Scientists stipulated more tests had to be done in that area specifically.

Still, the news is encouraging. And given we're all trying to save a few cents here and there these days, it couldn't come at a better time.

Check out the Daily Telegraph's article on the positively plum news.

1 comment:

  1. Great post about superfood. Hey what about aronia berry? Even though it is still not that popular yet, like acai or pomegranate it contains health properties equivalent to them.