Known as “The Blue Diamond of Fruits”, Ume is indispensible in every Japanese household. Ume was used for centuries by Japanese Samurai warriors to fight fatigue, protect against food and water poisoning, and recover from battle wounds more quickly.
Even today, Ume is so highly regarded that there’s a popular Japanese saying insisting that people “plant two plum trees whenever a child is born.”
Found out why you should plant this delicious super food in your home medicine cabinet or purse!
Japanese “Ume” Plum Balls – the renowned “go to” super food for you!
“The King of Alkaline Food”
Japanese Plum, also known as Ume, is rich in a host of minerals including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, iron, and calcium. Ume contains all alkaline minerals except sulfur, making Ume an alkaline food. This wholesome food can neutralize harmful acid before it can build up in your body. Both Asian and American diets are high in acidic food choices which silently but swiftly accumulate in the body. Ume’s alkaline benefits make it a delightful to your detoxification program. To this end, many Ume lovers take Ume when consuming alcohol to help detoxify after drinking and reduce hangover effects.
Lactic acid build-up in the body causes fatigue, muscle cramps and a variety of other conditions. Citric acid in Ume breaks down lactic acid that is produced in the body when our bodies convert food to energy. The citric and organic acids are catalysts in the cellular cycle of energy production, storage, and release.
Yummy for Tummy Troubles!
That’s why the Chinese ( yes, the Chinese) brought Ume with them to Japan in the first place – to protect from food and water poisoning. Professor Miyazaki from Tokyo Medical University discovered anti-microbial properties in Ume that combat the bacteria that causes cholera, a highly infectious disease that brings on diarrhea, dehydration and more.
Are you suffering from nagging digestive problems? A regular serving of Ume can make the difference! This is why many Ume users keep this in their purse or office desk to reduce indigestion and embarrassing gas caused by over-consumption of spicy foods.
Feel an illness coming on?
At the first cough or sniffle, take the suggested amount of Ume immediately and then keep taking it every 2-3 hours. Folks who use Ume swear it works like a charm!
Share with the whole family!
Children love the fruity taste and chewy texture, making it a healthy treat!
Ume may help
- Soothe mouth ulcers
- Reduce over-eating
- Promote better circulation
- Increase calcium absorption
- Enhance iron absorption
- Reduce body odor
- and much more!