Health Benefits of Eating Peaches

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Peaches are juicy fruits, with soft skin and sweet flesh. The fruit most probably originated in China, and has now grown in all over the world. Peaches are of two types: freestone and clingstone. The pit of a freestone comes out easily when the fruit is split, while clingstone peaches do not yield their pits as readily. Both types of peaches come in a range of colors from white to rich orange from the inside and with a pinkish color on the outside. Peaches are rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other chemical compounds. The fruit has amazing health benefits for the eye, heart, skin, kidney and so on. The fruits are popular in various foods like fruit salad, dessert and pies.

Health Benefits of Eating Peaches

Health Benefits of Peaches

1. Cancer Prevention: Studies show that the antioxidants like chlorogenic and neochlorogenic that are found in peaches can slow down the growth of breast cancer cells. Studies also show that lycopene and lutein in peach help protect the body against other chronic diseases such as colon, oral and lung cancers.

Health Benefits of Peaches: Lung Cancer

2. High in Potassium: Peach fruits are an excellent source of potassium, which acts as an electrolyte that is good for the heart. It improves blood pressure and reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. The presence of potassium in peach fruit can also lower the chance of kidney-related diseases. Therefore, you should provide your body with enough potassium by consuming peach fruit daily in your diet.

3. Fights Digestive Problem: The alkaline substances found in peach fruit helps to fight against digestive problems such as gastric acidity, nausea, etc. The fiber content in peach fruit helps the body to absorb the required amount of water for bowel movement, hence this leads to elimination of waste from the body and cleanses the intestines

Health Benefits of Peaches: Nausea

4. Improves Eye Vision: Consuming peaches is good for the eyes. The fruit is a great source of beta-carotene, a compound that nourishes the eyes, protects them from free radicals damage and keeps them healthy. Some studies also show that substances present in peach fruit may reduce the risk of cataracts and help improve eye vision.

Health Benefits of Peaches: Eye Vision

5. Rich In Vitamins: Getting enough vitamins from your diet is essential to maintain a healthy body. Peaches are rich in vitamins including A, C, E and K. All these vitamins are packed with essential health benefits that are needed for overall health.

6. Aids in Weight Loss: Peaches are low in calories and are a good fruit to help in weight loss.

Health Benefits of Peaches: Weight Loss

7. Good for Your Skin: The present of vitamin C in peach fruit works wonders for the skin. It helps in slowing down the aging process, reduces formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.

Peach Cobbler Recipe


12 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced
1 cup flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons of butter
cups milk
teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Health Benefits of Peaches: Peach Cobbler Recipe


Pre heat oven to 350-400 degrees F.

Take a small bowl, combine sugar and water, and stir to dissolve then pour mixture over fresh peaches.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Pour milk into the dry ingredients and then mix thoroughly.

Melt butter in the baking pan, and then pour the mixture over the baking pan.

Then spread the peach slices on top of it, sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake in pre-heated oven for 45-50 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve hot onto a plate with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Peaches, raw

The nutritional values of "Peaches, raw" per 100 grams are:

Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 39
Protein 0.9 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 9.5 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 6 mg 0.6 %
Copper, Cu 0.07 mg 3.4 %
Iron, Fe 0.25  mg 1.39 %
Magnesium, Mg 9 mg 2.25 %
Manganese, Mn 0.06 mg 3.05 %
Phosphorus, P 20 mg 2 %
Potassium, K 190  mg 5.43 %
Selenium, Se 0.1 mcg 0.14 %
Sodium, Na 0 mg 0 %
Zinc, Zn 0.17 mg 1.13 %
Vitamin A 326  IU 6.52 %
Vitamin C 6.6 mg 11 %
Vitamin B6 0.02 mg 1.25 %
Vitamin E 0.73 mg 2.43 %
Vitamin K 2.6  mcg 3.25 %
Riboflavin 0.03  mg 1.82 %
Thiamin 0.02 mg 1.6 %
Folate, DFE 4  mcg 1 %
Niacin 0.81  mg 4.03 %
Sugars 8.39 g
Fiber 1.5  g 6 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 88.87 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 162  mcg
Choline 6.1 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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