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If You Like Juicy, Have More Peaches for Your Health

By Tom Herrin

Sometimes people choose a healthy food because it is really something they like.  At other times, they choose something because they really believe that it is good for their health and they are looking for something to provide a lift.  In many cases, it is possible to have both. One of those tasty foods that can do some good things for health is peaches. Anyone who has had them can attest to their flavor, and they can be pretty popular with kids and adults.  While they may not be much of a main course, they can sure fill in most of the other places in which good foods are needed.

They May Help With Weight Management

Peaches don’t seem to show up as any special diet.  I have never seen or heard of anyone on the peach diet, but they may go very well with other foods when someone is serious about trying to shed a few pounds and make some good changes.  Some of the advantages of peaches is that they are high in fiber and water content. Both of these can help move food through the digestive system and make people feel fuller for longer.

They Are Nutrient Rich

A person does not have to be on a diet to want more nutrients in their foods.  It is good for anyone and everyone. Peaches are a good source of Vitamins A and C, but they also contain some amounts of several other vitamins.  They are in no short supply of minerals either as they contain, at least, some amounts of magnesium, calcium, copper, manganese, zinc, and phosphorus.

They May Help Fight Disease

Peaches are another of those foods that contain antioxidants.  These are known to help boost the immune system and fight many various diseases.  They are even believed to help fight some cancers. I haven’t mentioned the amazing part.  Peaches are usually really sweet, but an average peach contains only about 68 calories. I enjoy eating peaches  for breakfast with cereals, cream, or cottage cheese.  My favorite way to eat them is with ice cream. When eaten this way, by volume they can provide a treat with less fat and fewer calories. So don’t be afraid, dig in.  You may well create your own special dish.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Redlands, Calif.

 

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