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3 Benefits of eating peaches

Plus mouthwatering peach-driven recipes!

01 Feb 2017

Who doesn't love a juicy, tasty peach? These fuzzy skinned, delectable and enjoyable fruits are pure heaven, and one of the firm favourites of the stone fruit family, are here to bring you not only great taste but great health benefits too.

1. Best sources of Vitamin A and Vitamin C
These heavenly fruits are one of the best sources of Vitamin A and Vitamin C which are essential for the health of your skin. Vitamin A provides moisture to the skin, which improves the skin’s texture making it soft and supple, just like a peach! Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage. Just one large peach a day can keep your skin glowing and flawless. Rubbing some peach on your skin as a temporary mask is another great way to help get rid of dark circles and wrinkles. Plus, they’re much tastier than expensive eye creams.

2. Reduces blindness
The beta-carotene found in peaches helps to promote eye function and reduce the risk of certain eye disorders, like glaucoma and cataracts. Diets rich in beta-carotene can also reduce the risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness.

3. Fibre-rich
Fibre is an important element to have in a balance diet and lucky for us, peaches have plenty of it. Eating peaches regularly can help prevent painful gastrointestinal issues, like constipation. They can also help remove worms from the intestines. Fibre may also play a role in regulating your cholesterol levels, helping to reduce your risk of developing heart disease. So good news all around.

Now, onto some delicious peachy recipes!

Nutella and peach pastry braid

Peach Cobbler

Strawberry and peach yoghurt pops

Peach, feta and pecan salad with honey


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