ZUCCHINI especially golden skin varieties, are rich in antioxidants such as carotenes, lutein and zea-xanthin. These compounds help scavenge harmful oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species from the body that play a role in aging and various disease processes. They also promote cell division and DNA synthesis. Zucchini is a very good source of potassium, an important intra-cellular electrolyte. Potassium is a heart-friendly electrolyte and helps bring the reduction in blood pressure and heart rates by countering pressure-effects of sodium. Also are rich in vitamin A.
PLUMS contain dietary fiber, sorbitol, and isatin which has been known to help regulate smooth functioning of the digestive system, and thereby, help relieve constipation problems. High in antioxidant and a moderate source of vitamin C which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation and scavenge harmful free radicals. Fresh plums, especially yellow Mirabelle type, are a moderate source of vitamin A and beta-carotene. Vitamin A is essential for good eye sight. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucusa and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A has found to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.