Rich in nutrients and antioxidants giving smaller amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and some B vitamins.
Antioxidants are plant compounds which help prevent oxidative damage and protect your body against aging and disease.
May Aid Digestion
Peaches have insoluble and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps move food through the gut, reducing the likelihood of constipation. Soluble fiber benefits bacteria located in the intestines, helping them produce short-chain fatty acids, such as acetate, propionate, and butyrate which feed the cells of your gut.
These short-chain fatty acids may reduce inflammation and improve symptoms of digestive disorders like Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and ulcerative colitis.
May Improve Heart Health
Test-tube and animal studies showed peaches reducing total and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, as well as blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
May Protect Your Skin
A test-tube study showed the compounds in peaches may improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture, leading to the improvement of skin texture.
May Prevent Certain Types of Cancer
Peaches have polyphenols which are shown to reduce the growth and limit the spreading of cancer cells in test-tube studies. These polyphenols may have the ability to kill cancerous cells as well, without causing any damage to healthy ones.
May Reduce Allergy Symptoms
Research showed that peaches may reduce allergy symptoms by preventing the release of histamines in the blood.
May Boost Immunity
Rich in immune-boosting nutrients and antioxidants, with test-tube studies showing they may fight certain types of bacteria.
May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
Studies have shown the compounds in peaches giving the possibility of preventing high blood sugar levels and insulin resistance in obese rats.