Slideshow: The Surprisingly Sweet Health Benefits of Peaches

Peaches aren't just delicious -- they have some surprising health benefits too! 🍑

Nutrition, Diet

7/2/2019 1:00:00 PM

Peaches aren't just delicious -- they have some surprising health benefits too! 🍑

It’s peach season! Whether you prefer yours chopped into a salad or baked in a pie, here’s why being sweet on peaches is good for your health.

Mayo Clinic: “Dietary fiber: essential for a healthy diet.”Ohio State University CARES: “Farm to Health Series: Maximize Your Nutrients from Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums and Apricots.”National Cancer Institute: “Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention.”National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin C,” “Potassium,” “Vitamin E.”

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Louis Bonduelle Foundation: “Beta-Carotene.”Rutgers/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station: “Health Benefits of Peaches: A Delicious Summer Fruit.”ISHS Acta Horticulturae 841: “Health Benefits of Peach, Nectarine and Plums.”Cleveland Clinic: “Gastrointestinal Soft Diet Overview.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Household USDA Foods Fact Sheet: Fresh Peaches,” “USDA National Fluoride Database of Selected Beverages and Foods, Release 2.” “Fruit.”UW Health: “Low Potassium Diet.”Harvard Health Publishing: “Should I take a potassium supplement?”

University of Southern California: “Fruit and veggies rich in potassium may be key to lowering blood pressure.”Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter: “Pick Peaches for Healthy Nutrients.”Ackerman Cancer Center: “The Health Benefits of Nectarines and Peaches.”

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Produce for Better Health Foundation: “Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Peaches.”Reviewed by Christine Mikstas, RD, LD on June 18, 2018This tool does not provide medical advice.See additional information.THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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