Featured Food: peaches

Being as its now spring and peaches are a spring fruit, I thought they’d be perfect for today’s featured food. Originating from China, they were spread to the world after Alexander the Great brought them back to Greece from China. They come with two colors of flesh: white and yellow (clearly like with most fruits/veggies the different colors represent different nutrients. Peaches are rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A, which is essential to healthy hearts and eyes. The darker the fruit the more vitamin A it has. The white flesh has a sweeter taste, whereas the yellow has an acidic tang paired with a sweetness. They’re a good choice for those looking to lose weight because they are 80% and a good source of fiber. Consumption on a regular basis is associated with keeping bowel movements regular. It’s a good source of lycopene and lutein, phytonutrients that may be beneficial in the prevention of heart disease, macular degeneration, and cancer. Other key players in peaches health profile:

  • potassium
  • flavonoids
  • antioxidants

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One Response to Featured Food: peaches

  1. Jarred Costas says:

    Lutein is specially useful if you have a job that exposes your eyes to intense blue light. Lutein helps prevent retinal degradation caused by blue light..;;`:

    Kindest regards http://foodsupplementdigest.com/cayenne-pepper-diet/

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