7 Surprising Peach Uses and Benefits for Health 

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They may have originated in China about 8,000 years ago (1Trusted Source).Peaches are linked to cherries, plums, apricots, and almonds. Drupes or stone fruit have flesh around an edible seed.  

Peaches have less magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and B vitamins.They also include antioxidants, plant molecules that fight oxidative damage and prevent aging and disease. Fresher, riper fruit has more antioxidants.  

Packed With Nutrients and Antioxidants 

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Peaches may aid digestion.With 2 grams of fiber per medium-sized fruit, half is soluble and half is insoluble.Insoluble fiber bulks stool and moves food through the gut, relieving constipation.  

May Aid Digestion 

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Eating fruit, including peaches, may improve heart health.High blood pressure and cholesterol may be reduced with peaches.Peaches may bind to bile acids, which your liver makes from cholesterol, according to test-tube research.  

May Improve Heart Health 

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Peaches may protect your skin.Peach chemicals may improve skin texture by retaining moisture, according to test-tube studies.  

May Protect Your Skin 

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Peaches, like most fruits, contain plant chemicals that may fight cancer.Carotenoids and caffeic acid, antioxidants with anticancer effects, are abundant in peach skin and meat.  

May Prevent Certain Types of Cancer 

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Peaches may ease allergies.Histamines, produced by your immune system, help your body eliminate allergens.Your body's defensive system releases histamines, causing sneezing, itching, and coughing.  

May Reduce Allergy Symptoms 

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Peaches can be found easily and eaten in numerous ways.They mix well with warm and cold foods and can be eaten raw, roasted, grilled, broiled, or sautéed.  

Widely Available and Easy to Add to Your Diet 

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Vitamins, minerals, and plant chemicals abound in peaches.They can be added to many foods and may enhance skin, digestion, allergy symptoms, and heart health.  


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