9 health benefits of peaches

Read on to know about 9 health benefits of eating peaches.

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Read on to know about surprising health benefits of including peaches in your diet!

Peaches are small fruits with sweet and tangy white or yellow flesh. These can be eaten as such or used to prepare many delicious food preparations. Read on to know about 9 health benefits of eating peaches.

It is nutritious

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Peaches are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and various antioxidants. If it is consumed unpeeled, even canned variety of peaches offer a similar amount of vitamins and minerals to that of fresh ones. However, fresh peaches are much higher in the antioxidant content compared to canned ones.

Digestion

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Each medium-sized peach provides nearly 2g of fiber, which is both soluble and insoluble. Consuming peach flower extract in tea form is also beneficial to treat digestive disorders.

For heart health

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Regular consumption of this fruit can lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol levels.

Protects skin

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Compounds present in peaches help to keep the skin healthy, protects against sun damage, and maintains its hydrations. Peach flower extract has also been studied to prevent skin tumor.

Prevents cancer

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This fruit is rich in caffeic acid and carotenoids, which are powerful antioxidants and limit the growth and spreading of harmful cancer cells. Consuming 2 to 3 peaches every day is required to meet daily polyphenol equivalents.

Reduces symptoms of allergy

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Peaches have been studied to reduce the symptoms of allergy by preventing the release of histamine in the blood, which are responsible for triggering allergy symptoms such as itching, sneezing, and coughing.

Boosts immunity

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Peaches contain antioxidants and other immune-boosting nutrients that can also fight certain types of bacteria.

Promotes the removal of toxins

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According to some studies, peach extract can increase the removal of nicotine via urine in smokers.

Maintains blood sugar levels

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Some studies support the role of peaches in preventing high glucose level and insulin resistance in rats. However, studies on humans are required to support this claim.

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