Peaches are juicy, sweet and versatile fruits that are native to South Asia. Peaches belong to the family of Rosaceae, which includes plums and cherries. The inner flesh of a peach can range in color from white to yellow or orange.
The varieties of peaches depend on whether the flesh sticks to the inner seed or easily comes apart – freestone and clingstone.
Peaches are rich in antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form or applied topically, can decrease wrinkles, improve overall skin texture and help to fight skin damage due to the UV rays of the sun and pollution. Vitamin C also plays a vital role in the formation of collagen.
Peaches are a powerful source of vitamin C, the antioxidant that eliminates free radicals from forming. A good intake of vitamin C is important, and the amount needed to fight off cancer is believed to be higher. A study at the Texas A&M University found peaches contain chlorogenic acid and neochlorogenic acid that aggressively kill breast cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. The fruit is known to be Anti-Cancer and Anti-Tumor.
Not a fan of carrots or leafy greens? If you’re struggling with impaired vision and want something other than veggies, peaches should be the best alternative. These stone fruits act as a rich source for beta carotene, which according to Moskovitz converts to vitamin A and promotes proper circulation and blood flow throughout the body which in turn, keeps your eyes strong and healthy.