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Written by Navneet Kaur, M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics


Delicious & Nutritious Peaches

Peaches, with their sweet and juicy flesh, are a summertime delight that brings a burst of flavour to our palates. Beyond their delectable taste, peaches are a nutritional powerhouse, offering an array of health benefits. 


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Peaches are abundant in vitamins A, C, and E, which support immune function, skin health, and vision. 

1. Rich in Vitamins  

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The dietary fibre in peaches aids digestion, promotes regular bowel movements, and helps maintain a healthy gut. 

2. High Fibre Content 

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Peaches are a low-calorie fruit, making them a satisfying snack for weight management and calorie-conscious diets. 

3. Low in Calories 

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Peaches are loaded with antioxidants like flavonoids and phenolic compounds that help protect cells from oxidative damage. 

4. Antioxidant Properties 

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With their high water content, peaches help keep you hydrated during hot weather while providing essential nutrients.    

5. Hydration  

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Vitamin C in peaches plays a vital role in collagen production, contributing to healthy, radiant skin. 

6. Healthy Skin 

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Peaches contain essential minerals like potassium and phosphorus, which support bone health and density. 

7. Bone Health  

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The fibre, potassium, and antioxidants in peaches may reduce the risk of heart disease by promoting healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. 

8. Heart Health 

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The combination of fibre and water in peaches can help you feel full and satisfied, potentially reducing overeating. 

9. Weight Management  

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The anti-inflammatory properties of peaches may alleviate symptoms of inflammatory conditions like arthritis and asthma. 

10. Reduced Inflammation  

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Peaches are not only a tasty treat but also a nutritious addition to your diet. With their rich vitamin and mineral content, high fibre content, and antioxidant properties, these fruits support overall health and well-being.  


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