Exercise is essential for good health, but it has a by-product of oxidative stress, which creates substances called free radicals. In competitive sport and especially at elite performance levels, free radical levels can be quite high.
Natural antioxidants help manage the oxidation process, enabling higher performance levels and greater benefit from exercise.
Pectin, which occurs naturally in almost all fruit, is an important cleansing agent for the body. Plums are high in pectin.
Fruit is also an effective energy source during and immediately before competition and exercise. Fruit is digested quickly and its natural sugars released to the bloodstream.
If you want to be able to put more into your sport, so you get more out of it: enjoy stone fruit regularly.