Plums are naturally rich in dietary fibers and Vitamin C and enable the body to absorb iron better. Dried plums, on the other hand, help prevent osteoporosis, restoring bone mass, according to a recent clinical study, as well as induce detoxification. How about when plums are fermented?
Super Weight Loss Plums
Aside from its dietary fibers that promote regular bowel movement, plums can also act as fat burner, fat blocker, and digestion regulator when fermented with other slimming ingredients. In some Asian countries, fresh plums undergo special fermentation processes that increase its health potentials by seeping it with natural herbal concoctions. One way is to mix the fermenting concoction with Pu Er tea, green tea, and probiotics. The end result is a plum for a no-dieting slim. The fermented plums are said to be so effective that eating them regularly will keep you within your ideal weight even if you observe no special diets.
Exercise or No Exercise?
With or without exercise and with or without dieting, these plums are said to be effective. But some fitness buffs doubt the plum’s slimming properties especially with the notion that weight loss with them is possible even without workouts. Fitness experts have been stressing the need for diets and exercise as part of an effective and permanent weight loss program. However, advocates of fermented plums say these can be easily integrated with dieting and exercise. They assure that there would be no side effects.
Pickling Plums for Weight Loss
The process seems easy enough because it’s simply pickling plums. Plum fruits are hand-picked once they are about 80 percent ripe. They are fermented for 6 months in vats where a concoction of green tea, Pu Er tea, and probiotics is pre-mixed. The plums are pricked on all sides for better absorption. Thus, when soaked, the plums take in all the essences of the teas and the probiotic.
Pu Er Tea
Pu Er tea is said to be a potent fat blocker. Fats you ate are prevented or “blocked” from settling down in your tummy and body system. They are prevented from entering the blood main stream, too. Fats do not stay in your body but instead get eliminated quickly through the laxative property of plums. Fat elimination goes with the softened stool in the morning.
Aside from being rich in antioxidants (preventing the oxidation of LDL), green tea is a known fat burner. Even some doctors, nutritionists, and weight loss experts recommend green tea for effective slimming.
Probiotics in the plums assure that precious good bacteria are not eliminated along with fats and wastes from the digestive system when the purgative effect takes place in your tummy. Some slimming drinks eliminate even good bacteria from your digestive tract making you a bit dehydrated and giving you weak digestion.
Anyway, if you don’t have time to ferment them, just eat natural plums—even taking prunes and prune juice—and that alone would give you tremendous weight loss benefits.