Health benefits and properties of Peach

Posted on05/03/2018 by 32540

The Peach season is from May to September, and it is a fruit that deserves a niche in our diet because of its nutritional properties. For dessert, as a salad, in addition to many other food... Peaches and other fruits of the family Rosaceae (nectarines, apricots) are ideal for the summer, with many beneficial properties for health and a large amount of antioxidants.

Nutritional value of peaches

Each 100 grams of peach contains:

  • 39 kcal of energy.
  • 89 grams of water.
  • 9 grams of carbohydrates.
  • 1.5 grams of fiber.
  • 0.5 grams of vegetable protein.
  • 0 fatty substances.

The most remarkable vitamins of peaches are:

  • Vitamin C.
  • Niacin or B3.
  • Vitamin E.
  • Riboflavin or vitamin B2.
  • Thiamine or vitamin B1.
  • Pyridoxine or vitamin B6.
  • Vitamin A (carotene).
  • Folic acid or vitamin B9.

Peaches provide minerals such as:

  • Potassium.
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • The iron.
  • Zinc.
  • Iodine.
  • Selenium.

Peach Properties

Peach medecinal Properties

Peach is also a food with low caloric intake, so it is always recommended when trying to lose weight. It also presents the following benefits:

Rich in fiber

The peach is high in fiber, which helps with constipation, although it also prevents colon cancer. Fiber also has some satiating effect, which helps to eat less for those who intend to lose weight.

Contains vitamin C

One medium peach piece provides more than 15% of the body's daily vitamin C requirements.

Beneficial for skin, hair and eyes

The peach contains beta-carotene, an antioxidant substance converted into vitamin A in the body, essential for the proper functioning of the mucous membranes, bones, hair, vision and skin. This same antioxidant effect helps prevent certain diseases (such as cancer).

Vascular protector

The high content of coumarins decreases the permeability of the capillaries and increases their resistance, improving the microcirculation of the veins.

Low caloric content

Despite being a sweet fruit, peach does not provide as much carbohydrate as others. It is being advised to control the weight.

Benefits of peaches


The insoluble fiber that contains this fruit is very important for maintaining regular intestinal transit and for preventing or fighting constipation and helping to prevent diseases such as colon cancer.

High tension

Because of its high potassium content and its low sodium content, peach is a very interesting food to include in the usual diet of people with hypertension or with a propensity to have high blood pressure.

The eyes

Antioxidants such as carotenoids in peaches are very important and beneficial for taking care of eyesight and to help prevent eye diseases such as cataracts or the loss of night vision.

Improve defenses

Peach is rich in carotenes and antioxidants that help improve the immune system and strengthen it, fighting free radical damage and preventing or delaying the onset of disease.

Beneficial for skin, nails and hair

Antioxidants in the peach (especially carotenes) are good allies to care for and treat skin, nails and hair. They also help to keep them healthy and help prevent diseases that affect them. So, to maintain a younger skin, eat the peaches. Thanks to their vitamin C content, the peaches promote the formation of collagen which helps to have a softer skin and prevent the formation of wrinkles.

Varicose veins

Another important element found in peach are coumarins. They have a very beneficial effect on blood capillaries. They increase their resistance, helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases as common as varicose veins.

Iron deficiency anemia and fatigue

Peach gives not only iron, but also essential vitamin C so that iron is better absorbed. So to prevent or fight iron deficiency anemia (for lack of iron) and fatigue, add peaches to the usual diet.

Heavy digestion

The peach is a fruit recommended as a dessert to facilitate the digestive processes and to avoid the slow or heavy digestion and to improve the digestion of the fats.

Heart health

Thanks to its fiber, potassium and vitamin C content, peach is a fruit that helps keep the heart healthy.

A balance between potassium and sodium levels is one of the key keys to regulating blood pressure and reducing cardiovascular risk.

Losing weight

The choice to support the weight loss diet provides additional benefits for getting good results in a short period of time.

The water and fiber content of peaches helps to improve digestion, promoting the expulsion of all the toxins that slow down the metabolism.

It also controls the frequent feeling of hunger that usually leads to eating more calories than recommended daily.

Fluid retention

The significant contribution of peach potassium also acts in favor of the control of bodily fluids. The peach has the action of a natural diuretic to eliminate the water that remains retained in the tissues of the body.

This same effect promotes the reduction of inflammation that usually triggers disorders such as arthritis and muscle pain.

Control diabetes

Peach extract has proven to be an effective treatment for controlling high blood sugar levels.

Patients with type 1 diabetes who ingest it have lower levels in their blood sugar test, while those with type 2 diabetes have better control over the sugar and insulin levels.

Anti-cancer effect

Although there is still a lack of research to determine the extent to which peach influences the prevention and treatment of cancer, its vitamin C and other antioxidants have been shown to be effective in inhibiting cell damage caused by free radicals.

This quality has been linked to reducing the risk of several types of cancer and cognitive problems such as dementia or memory loss.

Side effects of peach

Side effects of peach consumption

So far, there is no scientific evidence to determine that the peach has any type of toxicity, but it is important to know that in some cases its consumption may cause undesirable effects.

The consumption of peach fruit promotes the achievement of digestive processes, this is due to its fiber content. For this property, it is not recommended to eat this fruit from people with diarrhea or gastric complications.

No adverse effects have been reported caused by peach fruit in pregnant or nursing women.

The peach has diuretic properties, so it is not recommended to take fruit or peach juice by people having diuretic therapy because they can improve the results expected by this drug.


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