Peaches are a delight, especially during the hotter months. They’re refreshing and surprisingly high in nutrients. In fact, they’re so good for you, they benefit your eyes, skin, bones, immune system, and teeth. They have a high water and fiber content and only contain about 60 calories each!
A diet rich in fiber and water has many health benefits. Because of their high amount of both, eating peaches makes you feel fuller longer, helps you maintain a healthy digestive system, and keeps you regular. Peaches can also help you keep the weight off. Not only are they low in calories, because they make you feel fuller longer, you’ll be less likely to overeat. And, of course, choosing a healthy peach at snack time is much better for you than a more fattening option, like a candy bar or cookie.
Peaches are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as vitamin E, beta carotene (which converts into vitamin A), fluoride, potassium, and vitamin C. One peach contains 15% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C!
All of these nutrients make for a health-packed fruit! So, why not add more to your diet? We’ve rounded up a few recipes to inspire you to add this nutritious, delicious fruit to your diet.