Health Benefits Of Peaches
Here Are Some Essential Health Benefits Of Peaches
Peaches are widely popular for having various health benefits and they are regarded amongst the most popular and sought-after fruits in the world.
In Pakistan, peaches are predominantly cultivated in the KPK and Balochistan regions. The fruit usually starts ripening in May and continues to do so until the first week of September. Peaches are a soft, juicy, and fleshy stone fruit, produced by a peach tree.
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Peach is the traditional crop of the Northern area of Pakistan and occupies an area of 4543 hectares with a production of 48284 tonnes. It is delicious in taste and attractive in flavor and aroma. It contains 10-14% sugar, 2% protein, and is rich in ascorbic acid. It contains Vitamins A and B and iron, phosphorus, and calcium as well.
Here are some essential health benefits of this juicy fruit:
1. Vitamin C:
Peaches are an excellent source of vitamin C. One medium-sized peach has 10 milligrams of important antioxidants which is about 13% of a person's daily intake. This nutrient helps your body heal wounds and keeps your immune system going strong.
2. Improves Eyesight:
Peaches get their golden-orange color from an antioxidant called beta-carotene. After eating a peach, a person's body receives vitamin A that is essential for a healthy eye-sight and vision of a person. Nour Zibdeh, a nutritionist says: “Vitamin A is important for healthy skin and eyes, reducing inflammation, and boosting the immune system."
Peaches are rich in fiber. One peach can give 6% to 9% of the fiber your body needs each day. High-fiber fruits such as peaches can protect a person from health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and colorectal cancer. It also helps with constipation.
Peaches help a person stay hydrated. Raw peach flesh is 89% water, 10% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and contains negligible fat. Such a high percentage of water enables a peach to help a person stay hydrated during the summer season and especially during a heatwave.
5. Vitamin E:
Peaches are rich in vitamin E as well. This antioxidant is important for many of your body’s cells. It also keeps your immune system healthy.
Apart from the abovementioned qualities and benefits, peaches are also very good for your skin and keep it fresh and healthy.
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