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Health Benefits of Peach

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Peach is a fruit native to china, but cultivated in almost all the countries with a cool climate. They have an outer skin that is reddish-yellow in color, while the flesh is either white or yellow. Peaches that have a white flesh are usually very sweet and have very little acidity. However, the yellow-fleshed ones typically have an acidic tang, coupled with sweetness. A peach is extremely rich in vitamin A and potassium, apart from abounding in a number of other nutrients, making them rank very high in nutritional value and good for the health of an individual. In the following lines, we have provided a number of health and nutrition benefits of eating peaches.

Nutritional Value of Peach

Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 100 gm of peaches:

• Vitamin A - 880 IU

• Vitamin B - 02 mg

• Riboflavin - 0.05 mg

• Niacin - 0.9 mg

• Vitamin C - 8 mg

• Calcium - 8 mg

• Iron - 0.6 mg

• Phosphorus - 22 mg

• Potassium - 310 mg

• Fats - 0.1 gm

• Carbohydrates - 12 gm

• Protein - 0.5 gm

• Dietary Fiber - 0.6 gm

• Sugars - 9 gm

• Calories - 46 

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Peach

Peaches help make the skin healthy and also add color to the complexion.

It has been seen that consumption of peaches helps in the removal of worms from the intestinal tract.

Being rich in Vitamin A, peaches might help prevent cancer in organs and glands with epithelial tissue.

Peaches comprise of more than 80 percent water and are a good source of dietary fiber, making them good for those trying to lose weight.

Consumption of peaches, on a regular basis, can keep your bowel movements regular and even prevent straining.

Researches have suggested that peaches have good to excellent antioxidant activity, some antimicrobial activity and good to excellent tumor growth inhibition activity.

Peaches have a small laxative effect and a powerful diuretic effect and thus, are recommended to people suffering from rheumatism and gout.

Peach flowers have sedative proprieties and are good for children who are restless, especially when boiled in water with sugar and honey. 

peach fruit

Peaches have been found to be beneficial for individuals suffering from the following ailments:

• Acidosis

• Anemia

• Asthma

• Bladder and Kidney Stones

• Bronchitis

• Constipation

• Dry Cough

• Gastritis

• High Blood Pressure

• Nephritis

• Poor Digestion

Source: lifestyle.iloveindia.com

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