Peaches: calories, properties and health benefits

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Peaches are some of the juiciest and most delicious fruit we have available in the summer but they are also a very healthy food. Peaches are usually loved by everyone in their varieties that we can have available during the warm months. Let's find out the properties, benefits and calories of peaches



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Le peaches they are among the juiciest and most delicious fruit we have available in the summer but they are also a very healthy food. Peaches are usually loved by everyone in their varieties that we can have available during the warm months. Let's discover properties, benefits and peach calories.



According l 'rainbow of fruit and vegetables, peaches are part of the yellow and orange colored foods and have some of the properties and health benefits typical of the fruits that form this group.

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Properties of peaches

Fruits and vegetables of this color are usually rich in carotenoids, among which we find beta-carotene, which our body converts into vitamin A. La Vitamin A it is useful for maintaining eye health and for protecting the skin from free radicals and aging.

Peaches they are rich of essential nutrients for our body and contain antioxidants that protect us from the negative effects of free radicals on our skin and on the organs of our body.

Peaches are an important source of vitamin A, which is beneficial during exposure to the sun, as well as of Vitamin C, which allows in particular to facilitate the absorption of iron. Peaches have diuretic and purifying properties. The advice is to consume them fresh, for example in fruit salads and smoothies, but also in the preparation of light and healthy summer desserts.

We can also consider peaches as a source of mineral salts as well as vitamins. In fact, peaches contain many vital minerals, such as potassium and iron. Iron is important for red blood cell formation while potassium helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

Calories of peaches

Peaches are considered the perfect fruit for those who want to lose weight. Eating peaches in fact increases the sense of satiety thanks to their richness in fiber and is beneficial for the hydration of the body. Furthermore, one peach, depending on the size, it contains 35 to 50 calories, the normal intake for a single fruit, as is the case, for example, for an apple. However, the caloric intake of peaches remains low. In fact, 100 grams of peaches provide about 39 calories.



Health benefits of peaches

The health benefits of peaches are truly numerous. They are rich in fiber and help lower cholesterol and in intestinal regularity. They are valuable for the health of the eyes, skin and nervous system. They improve digestion and help the body detoxify.

The antioxidant content of peaches makes them a useful food for combating diseases related to obesity, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Peaches are a real natural food remedy for the skin thanks to their richness in vitamins, which help in tissue regeneration.

The consumption of peaches makes the more radiant skin and it can also have beneficial effects on hair health. The content of selenium of peaches plays an important role protective action cells, repairing them from the ravages of time. Peaches also have a diuretic effect, which is useful for cleaning the kidneys and bladder.

Eating a peach can be beneficial for calm the stomach when it's upside down. People suffering from gout and rheumatism can ask their doctor about the beneficial effects of peaches in their diet, since these fruits with their diuretic effect help to eliminate toxins and excess fluids. Finally, for those suffering from intestinal irregularity, it is good to know that peaches also play a role slight laxative effect.



Marta Albè

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