The other night one of my friends invited me over for a barbecue. One of the items on her menu was grilled peaches. They were so tasty- soft but not mushy and filled with flavor. Summer time is one of my favorite times of year because of the abundance of peaches and other stone fruit. I find that once I start eating them, it is hard to stop. The good thing about this over indulgence is peaches are loaded with health promoting properties.
One medium raw peach has only roughly 50 calories and is very low in fat while still having 2 grams of regularity producing fiber as well as 1 gram of protein.
Peaches are an excellent source of vitamin C, important in the formation of collagen, the support system of your skin. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that can help fight the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
Peaches’ relatively high fiber content is important for both regularity and in helping to combat diabetes.
Peaches are high in potassium which may help to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Potassium is an important part of the body and cell fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
With all these amazing health benefits packed into such a tasty package, how do you like to get your peach on?
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