What are the health benefits of eating peaches?

What are the health benefits of eating peaches?

In addition to its great taste, one large peach will give you 19 percent of your vitamin C for the day, 11 percent of your vitamin A and 10 percent of your potassium.

So, grab a peach and try these recipes:
  • Summer shake: Puree peach slices with low-fat buttermilk, crushed ice and a touch of ginger or cinnamon until smooth.
  • Grilled treat: Place peach halves on the grill on low heat until the fruit is hot and slightly golden.
  • Colorful salad: Pair peaches with fresh spinach and lime vinaigrette. Add protein by tossing in walnuts, pecans or chicken.
  • Fruit tea: Dice a peach and add to iced tea.
Another benefit of biting into a peach: dietary fiber. You'll get 3 grams from a single peach.
Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Peaches and nectarines are good sources of carotenes and flavonoids, such as lycopene and lutein, which give red, orange, and yellow colors to fruits and vegetables. These phytochemicals are particularly beneficial in preventing macular degeneration, heart disease, and cancer.

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