Tasty and even helpful for weight control, peaches may be just the fruit to add to your day. Just like apples, peaches are low in calories and make you feel full; which can help prevent you from overeating.
Facts About Peaches
- A single peach typically contains under 50 calories and zero fat and cholesterol.
- Peaches have a lot of phenols (antioxidants) fighting obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- The Vitamin A and C in this tasty fruit makes for a natural skin moisturizer and so they are often used in cosmetics.
- In Hungary, peaches are the ‘Fruit of Calmness’.
- Although not nearly as much as Brazil nuts, peaches contain the mineral selenium which protects from cell damage.
- To keep your gut healthy, peaches can help remove worms from the intestines. They can also calm an upset stomach.
- The diuretic effect of this seasonal fruit can be used in detox of the kidneys and bladder.
- Peaches contain fibre to promote bowel movement.
- Regular consumption of peaches can improve your vision by increasing blood circulation throughout your body and contain beta-carotene which protects your retinas from free radical damage, cataracts and age-related macular (small central area of the retina of the eye) degeneration.
Typical chemical composition
- Peaches offer a vast selection of nutrients vital for the healthy functioning of your body.
- In terms of vitamins, peaches are rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B-6, folate, and pantothenic acid.
- As for minerals, peaches give us loads of calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, and copper.
Ways to Consume More Peaches
There are only so many peaches you can eat. But…
- You can prepare home-made jams with this seasonal fruit to have a sweet treat year-round.
- Sun-dry them to create a delicious fibre-rich snack.
- You can chop them up and freeze them so you can add them to your smoothies.
- When fresh, you can add them to your cereal, yogurt, salads, top them with chopped nuts and maple syrup, or add to an alcoholic beverage.
We cannot vouch for this particular fact but some claim that peaches are an aphrodisiac.