I'm incorporating a new food routine into my daily life as of late. My grandma said that my great grandparents ate umeboshi plums with rice nightly and I kind of want to try doing the same because it's fun to take up new healthy habits (not that I'm a health nut by any means - hotdogs are like a food group for me this week). I was also browsing through Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet awhile ago and remember that she mentioned the plum and its benefits. Here's what she had to say about umeboshi:
"Incredibly alkalizing to the blood, umeboshi help to buffer excess acidity from white sugar and alcohol and are even helpful against the common cold."