Peaches are fruits low in calories without any saturated fats. But, they are rich with different health promoting vitamins, minerals, and compounds. According to Karen Ensle, fresh peaches are moderate source of vitamin C and antioxidants needed for building of connective tissue in the human body.
Eating foods with high vitamin C content can help a person form resistance against different infections and help get rid of dangerous free radicals known for causing certain cancers.
Fresh peaches are also moderate source of beta carotene and vitamin A. Beta carotene is one type of pro vitamin that converts into vitamin A in the body.
This type of vitamin is important for preventing night vision problems and it also helps maintain healthy skin and healthy mucus membranes. Eating fruits such as peaches that contain vitamin A are proven to offer protection from oral and lung cancers.
These are also rich in different vital minerals including iron, fluoride, and potassium.
Potassium is a critical component of body fluids and cells that can help regular blood pressure and heart rate. Fluoride is the component of teeth and bones and is important for preventing dental caries. Another mineral, iron, is necessary for formation of red blood cells.
Thus, if you want to be healthier, take some steps to add one fruit a day to your meals. Peaches are proven healthy and are rich in antioxidants such as lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, and zeaxanthin as well as flavonoid polyphenolic that promotes better health.
These compounds can also serve as protective scavengers to fight off free radicals. They also play a role in reducing different disease processes and promoting healthier aging.
Eat, Live, Run has a special recipe so you can make your very own Earl Gray Peach Preserves.
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