Amazing Health Benefits Of Peaches

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Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012, 16:07 [IST]
 
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Peaches are juicy fruits that originated in China and are highly consumed in America. These sweet flavoured fruits can be stored in almost all types of climates thus, you can enjoy it any season. Peaches are filled with nutrients and proteins that makes it an ideal summer fruit. Lets check out some amazing health benefits of the sweet and sift juicy fruit, peaches.

Health benefits of peaches:

Amazing Health Benefits Of Peaches

Weight loss: If you have not been successful in your previous weight loss plan and wish to include some juicy fruits, then peaches should be there on your plate. Peaches are low in fats and calories. Many dieters think that peaches increase blood sugar levels because they are very sweet. However, peaches have natural sugar and not artificial or refined sugar that deposits as fat. Sugar in peaches is not artificial thus it doesn't raise blood sugar and insulin levels. The sweet flavour of this fruit also controls food cravings.

Antioxidants: Peaches have many antioxidants but the most striking benefits of chlorogenic acid (an antioxidant) makes this a healthy fruit. This antioxidant is mostly concentrated on the skin and flesh of the peaches and is known to protect the body from diseases such as cancer and chronic problems. chlorogenic acid also reduces body inflammation and controls ageing.

Vitamins: Vitamin A in peaches is good for good vision. Vitamin C in this fruit is an antioxidant and also a tissue builder. Vitamin K is found in peaches that prevents blood clotting and other heart diseases. Peaches are rich in Vitamin E that prevents propagation of free radicals in tissues. Peaches are also a rich source of calcium, fibre, carbohydrates, potassium and folate acid. Thus, we can say that peaches not only have health but also nutritional benefits.

Cleanses system: Peaches tea is known as a natural remedy to cleanse our system, especially kidneys. In many eastern cultures, peaches tea is considered as a kidney cleanser that is used for detoxification. Peaches have a high content of potassium and fibre that reduces stomach ulcers, inflammation and kidney related diseases. Poor digestive problems like gastritis and colitis are also cured by having peaches.

Improves eye sight: These days even kids below 5 years are seen wearing spectacles. Poor eye sight due to lack of nutrition in the diet is one of the main reasons behind this eye problem. Beta-carotene is known for improving eye vision. Peaches are a rich source of beta-carotene that increases blood circulation in all parts of the body thus, protecting the eyes from weakening.

Good for the skin: Vitamin C in peaches is an essential ingredient that benefits the skin. Apart from health benefits, peaches are also known as a natural beauty product. Vitamins in peaches reduces the formation of fine lines or wrinkles on the skin.

These are few health benefits of peaches. After knowing these health benefits of the wonder fruit, you should add them to your plate every day.

Story first published:  Monday, August 27, 2012, 12:16 [IST]
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