Despite the fact that peaches taste great, they are also very healthy.
Healthy properties of peaches
First of all, peaches are beneficial because they have a rich vitamin and mineral composition. They contain vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, manganese, fluorine, and selenium. Therefore, if you eat peaches, you won’t be afraid of vitamin deficiency and other ailments caused by a lack of vitamins and minerals.
Although peaches taste sweet, they contain practically no carbohydrates and no fat at all; the bulk of them is water, so they are low in calories and will not affect your figure.
Peach, like any fruit with a bright color, contains a large amount of beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the human body and helps to strengthen vision, and restore skin, hair, and nail cells.
The high content of potassium in peaches suggests that it can be used for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Potassium, along with sodium, also regulates the body’s water balance. Potassium will help to get rid of the ability to form edema.
Antioxidants (vitamins A, C, and E) have a positive effect on the condition of body cells, protecting them from damage and early aging, including skin, hair, and nail cells.
The fiber contained in peaches helps to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract, and can also accelerate metabolism, putting a positive load on it, which helps in the fight against obesity.
Peaches contain organic acids (tartaric, malic, and citric), which have the ability to increase appetite and contribute to better food absorption.
Eating peaches helps relieve emotional and nervous tension. Eating peaches has a good effect on the health of pregnant women, children, and adolescents, as well as for people suffering from low acidity.
Contraindications and harm of peaches
- Reduce the number of peaches in the diet or give them up altogether in the following cases
in the presence of allergies.
- people suffering from diabetes mellitus.
- people prone to obesity.
- those with high acidity.
It should also be remembered that a large number of peaches in the diet can lead to intestinal disorders.