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Health Benefits Of Peaches & Nutrition Facts

– Nutrition in peaches has health benefits for antioxidants, even its content not as much as other peachesfruits such bananas. Calories in raw peach every 100 gr is 39 calories, not as much as in peach pie which reach 223 calories Peach has anti-aging properties, increase immunity and is detoxification or help remove toxins from the body. Peach is also rich in fiber, vitamins A, B, C, and E and has a high antioxidant content.Peach is believed to prevent obesity, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes. According to the results of a study in California, phenolic compounds in peaches has anti-obesity properties. It also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic and can reduce the amount of LDL (bad cholesterol), which can lead to heart disease. Based on the results of laboratory tests, this fruit can kill breast cancer cells. In testing involves some patients with breast cancer and given a peach and plum extracts. Cancer cells can be reduced and the respondent returned to normal. Not only high phenolic compounds, peaches can also strengthen the immune system. And before you read peaches health benefits, it would be better if you should read peaches nutrition facts.
Weight Control
One large peach, about 2 3/4 inches in diameter, contains just 68 calories and no fat. Eating peaches instead of more fattening, processed snacks, such as chips, baked goods, cereal bars and cookies, can help you manage your weight. Peaches are naturally sweet and can replace some of the added sugars in your diet. Use them to top unsweetened whole-grain cereal, plain yogurt or plain low-fat cottage cheese, instead of choosing versions of these foods sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup or cane sugar.
Vitamins
Peaches contain 10 different vitamins. A large peach provides 570 international units of vitamin A, important to healthy vision, and 11.6 mg of vitamin C, an antioxidant and tissue-builder. Peaches provide lower levels of vitamins E and K, with about 6 percent of the daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Vitamin E is another antioxidant, while vitamin K is essential to your body’s blood clotting capabilities. Peaches are also a source of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, niacin, folate and pantothenic acid.
Minerals
A large peach provides 333 mg of potassium. Potassium can help you maintain healthy blood pressure as well as prevent kidney stones and bone loss. The Institute of Medicine recommends that all adults consume 4,700 milligrams of potassium a day. Peaches provide some magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, iron and calcium as well. These minerals work to support red blood cell, bone and nervous system health.
Antioxidants
In the “Journal of Medicinal Food,” a study published in October 2009 reported that significant antioxidants are present in the flesh and skin of peaches. One of the major antioxidants in peaches, chlorogenic acid, helps scavenge free radicals — compounds that your body acquires through exposure to pollutants, food and the environment — to reduce the effects of aging and deter chronic diseases. This antioxidant may also help ward off cancer and reduce body inflammation.
Fiber
A large peach provides 17 g of carbohydrates, 3 g of which come from fiber. Fiber is essential to smooth and healthy digestion, preventing constipation and ensuring digestive health. Fiber may also play a role in regulating your cholesterol levels, helping to reduce your risk of developing heart disease. An adult woman should try to consume 25 g of fiber daily, and an adult man 38 g daily.

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This entry was posted on November 9, 2013 by in Health & Medicine.

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