AUGUST IS NATIONAL PEACH MONTH which makes it a perfect time for
Some of the health benefits of peaches:
Peaches are low in calories, contain no saturated fats, and are loaded with
numerous health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins.
The total measured
anti-oxidant strength (ORAC
value) of 100 g peach fruit is 1814 TE (Trolex
peaches are an excellent source of vitamin C which has
anti-oxidant effects. Foods rich in vitamin C aid in resistance to fighting infection and removing harmful free radicals.
Fresh peaches also contain vitamin A
ß-carotene converts into vitamin A in the
body. Vitamin A is necessary for
vision and helps maintain healthy mucus membranes and
skin as well as being known to offer
from lung and oral cavity cancers.
Peaches are rich in potassium, fluoride and iron.
Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Fluoride is a component
of bones and teeth and helps in the prevention of cavities.
Potassium is a component of cell and body fluids that help
regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
Peaches contain antioxidants such as lutein,
zeaxanthin and ß-cryptoxanthin which play a role in aging and various disease process.