Peaches or peaches: 9 properties and health benefits of this spring and summer fruit

Peaches, spring and summer seasonal fruit  with sweet, juicy, meaty, pitted, velvety skin and orange, pink or yellow depending on the different varieties of peaches. To take better advantage of the properties and benefits of peaches, make them organic and grown here.

The peach, also called albérchigo or peach , is native to China and is the fruit of the peach tree , Prunus persica , a fruit tree that belongs to the botanical family Rosaceae, just like the pear , apple , almonds or plums .

The nectarine is a variety of peach very similar in taste and nutritional qualities but with smooth skin, without hairs.

Enjoy peaches taking them as a dessert with meals, as a healthy snack to snack between meals or in cooking recipes with peaches such  as: jams, preserves, fillings for cakes and tarts, preparing canned peaches, peaches in wine, smoothie peach, etc.

Among dehydrated fruits we can find peaches or also called dried apricots , which when dehydrated have a higher energy and nutrient concentration.

Nutritional value of peaches

The peach provides us with 39 kcal per 100 grams.

For every 100 grams of peach, 89 grams are water, 9 g are carbohydrates, 1.5 g are fiber, 0.5 g of vegetable protein and its fat content is practically zero.

The most notable vitamins in peaches are vitamin C, Niacin or B3, E, riboflavin or B2, thiamine or B1, pyridoxine or B6, A (carotene) and folic acid or B9.

Peaches provide us with minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, zinc, iodine, and selenium.

Let’s know what peaches or peaches are good for .

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Peaches, 9 properties and health benefits

peaches properties 1.- Peaches and diabetes

Both for people who have diabetes and for those who have to restrict the consumption of carbohydrates by the type of diet they eat, the peach or peach is an ideal fruit because it is very low in them.

In addition, its fiber content is high and this causes carbohydrates to be progressively absorbed, avoiding blood sugar peaks ( hyperglycemia ).

Read: 16 low glycemic index fruits that help you lose weight and control blood glucose .

2.- Peaches for constipation

The insoluble fiber contained in this fruit is very important to maintain a regular intestinal transit and prevent or combat cases of constipation and to help prevent diseases such as colon cancer.

3.- Peaches for high blood pressure

Due to its high potassium content and low sodium content, peaches are a very interesting food to include in the regular diet of people with hypertension or a certain propensity to have high blood pressure.

4.- Peaches for sight

Antioxidants such as carotenes contained in peaches or peaches are very important and beneficial to take care of our eyesight and help prevent eye diseases such as cataracts or loss of night vision.

5.- Peaches to improve defenses

Of the nutritional composition of the peach, its content in carotenes stands out, antioxidants that help to improve the immune system and strengthen it, fighting the damage caused by free radicals and preventing or delaying the onset of diseases.

6.- Peaches for skin, nails and hair

The antioxidants that peach contains (especially carotenes) are good allies so that we can maintain and take care of our skin, nails and hair, keep them healthy and help prevent ailments that affect them. So if you are flirtatious or flirtatious and want to maintain younger skin, peaches, thanks to their vitamin C content, promote the formation of collagen that helps to have more flexible skin and prevent the formation of wrinkles.

7.- Peaches for varicose veins

Another very important component that peach or peach has are coumarins, these have a very beneficial effect on blood capillaries because they increase their resistance, helping to prevent cardiovascular ailments as common as varicose veins.

8.- Peaches for iron deficiency anemia and fatigue

The peach not only gives us iron but also has Vitamin C, essential for iron to be better absorbed.

But in addition, dried apricots (dehydrated peaches) have a higher concentration in this mineral, therefore, if you want to prevent or combat iron deficiency anemia (due to lack of iron) and fatigue, include this fruit in your usual diet and in especially when dehydrated.

9.- Peaches for heavy digestions

If you tend to have poor digestions, the peach or peach is a fruit that is recommended to be eaten as a dessert to help facilitate digestive processes and avoid slow or heavy digestions and improve the digestion of fats.

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