Peaches are a widely popular delicious, juicy fruit. First cultivated in China, peaches are now available across the globe. Apart from being tasty, this fruit is also a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidant and various other chemical contents.
- Peaches are the perfect snack food for losing weight. A peach makes you feel full and keeps you from overeating. The bonus: one peach only contains about 35-50 calories and no fat!
- Fight obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Peaches are rich in phytochemical called phenols that act as antioxidants.
- Keep the skin healthy. Vitamin A and C make peaches a great natural moisturizer; they’re often used in cosmetics. These vitamins can help regenerate skin tissue.
- Reduce hair loss with its positive effect on the scalp.
- A healthy stress-reliever that helps reduces anxiety. Peaches are often referred to as the ‘Fruit of Calmness’ in Hungary.
- Helps prevent cancer with selenium — a mineral with antioxidant properties that may help protect cells from damage.
- Peaches can help remove worms from the intestines.
- Have a diuretic effect which helps cleanse your kidneys and bladder.
- Those suffering from gout and rheumatism are recommended by dieticians to eat peaches because peaches tend to have a diuretic and a light laxative effect.
- Peaches are thought to be an aphrodisiac.
- Peach flowers have sedative properties. A remedy for restlessness includes boiling peach flowers in water along with some honey.
- Inhibit tumor growth activity. Peaches have excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant activity according to research.
- Chronic bronchitis, coughs and gastritis are relieved with the medicinal tea of the leaves and bark of peach trees.
Nutrition Value:One raw medium peach (147 grams) has 50 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol and sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrate, 13 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein. It provides 6% of your daily vitamin A needs and 15% of daily vitamin C needs.
One medium peach also contains 2% or more daily value of vitamins E and K, niacin, folate, iron, choline, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and copper.