Summer means seasonal produce and peaches are one of our favorites. If you’re adding peaches to your diet this season, know there’s a good range of health benefits that go along with all that deliciousness.
🍑 Low in Calories - A medium peach comes in right around 58 calories.
🍑 Vitamins - Nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and B as well as fiber and potassium are plentiful in peaches.
🍑 Digestion - With 10% of your daily fiber needs, peaches also feed the good bacteria in your gut as they contain prebiotics.
🍑 Immune System - 15% of your daily vitamin C can be found in a peach as well as 10% of your vitamin A. These both help produce immune cells and build strong barriers against germs. Peaches also have natural antimicrobial properties.
🍑 Skin Health - Beta carotene along with the previously mentioned vitamin C and A can help protect skin from sun damage and shift your skin tone to a warm, natural glow.
🍑 Eye Health - Two antioxidants found in peaches - lutein and zeaxanthin - can help protect your retina and lenses and have been shown to reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
🍑 What They Don’t Have - Peaches are free of sodium, cholesterol, and fat.