As I continue experiencing profound success on my raw food diet, I realize that I am interested in trying fruits I’m not accustomed to eating with great frequency. Since this is the case, I have as of late been thinking about trying peaches. Given that I’m considering this, I find it important and advantageous to gain information about the health benefits that result from eating peaches. Here are three:
1. Weight Control.
In discussing the health benefits of peaches, LiveStrong notes that one large peach contains only 68 calories and no fat. Thus, they state that “Eating peaches instead of more fattening, processed snacks, such as chips, baked goods, cereal bars and cookies, can help you manage your weight. Peaches are naturally sweet and can replace some of the added sugars in your diet.” They go on to describe some ways that they can be prepared, such as a topping on unsweetened whole-grain cereal. They can also be eaten by themselves as monomealing is a very healthy enterprise to engage in.
2. A Plethora Of Vitamins.
As many health experts know, peaches contain at least ten different vitamins. In taking note of the vitamins in peaches, LiveStrong notes that “A large peach provides 570 international units of vitamin A, important to healthy vision, and 11.6 mg of vitamin C, an antioxidant and tissue-builder. Peaches provide lower levels of vitamins E and K, with about 6 percent of the daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Vitamin E is another antioxidant, while vitamin K is essential to your body’s blood clotting capabilities.” They go on to note that “Peaches are also a source of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, niacin, folate and pantothenic acid.”
Many dietitians and nutritionists are aware that most Americans do not intake the daily recommendation of fiber, which is 25-30 grams. In order to increase your fiber intake, you can look to the peach. Each large pearch contains 3 grams of fiber. This is important given that fiber aids digestion and prevents constipation, thus increasing our digestive health. Fiber may also play a part in regulating our cholesteroal levels while helping to reduce our risk of heart disease development.
Many people believe that America is facing a health epidemic, and I agree. The fact that two thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese provides me with sufficient evidence to legitimate my claim. If you are currently practicing poor health habits yet want to make a change that can help entail optimal wellness, you should consider integrating more healthy fruits into your diet. And, for the reasons listed above, eating peaches could be a great start. Good luck! :)
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