Why We Love Peaches (and You Should Too!)

Peaches are one of our favorite fruits, especially in summer. They are delicious to alone, and they are in recipes (be sure to check out the yummy recipes below!!). Peaches have many health benefits, yet somehow we don't seem to hear about those so much. For example,
did you know that this sweet summer fruit has only about 30-50 calories, and no cholesterol? That is good stuff. Here are a few more reasons that eating peaches may be good for your health.

Peaches Are a Heart-Healthy Food

Peaches (and other 'stone fruits' like plums and nectarines) may help prevent obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. A study from Texas A&M  has shown that phenolic compounds present in peaches and other stone fruits have anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties that may reduce bad cholesterol LDL which is associated with cardiovascular disease.

Peaches Make Our Skin Happy

Peaches have Vitamin C, an antioxidant that is good for our skin.  Vitamin C can help fight wrinkles and also helps promote the formation of collagen which supports healthy skin.

Peaches Are Good For Eye Health

Peaches have beta-carotene - and studies show that eating 3 or more servings daily of fruits containing beta-carotene helps promote healthy vision and can lessen the development of eye disease like cataracts and glaucoma. 

Peaches Can Be Good For Our Tummies

Fiber helps us stay regular...and guess what? Peaches have lots of fiber, So eating a peach just may help keep your tummy happy and healthy!

Okay, are you ready to check out some mouth-watering recipes with peaches now? Let the drooling begin.

 Peach Sorbet {No Ice-Cream Maker Needed}

It's summer, so what could taste better than a scrumptious Peach Sorbet? This Martha Stewart recipe is easy to make, especially when you only need 4 simple ingredients. Plus, you can let the kids eat this soft-serve style as soon as you finish making it, or you can freeze it up to 3 days and serve slushy-style.

Peach Pancakes

A perfect Sunday brunch recipe. Peach pancakes with homemade Chai syrup drizzled all over them...yum!!

Sweet Peach Tea

This recipe makes me feel like lounging outside under a umbrella and sipping my tea while enjoying the last few days of our summer vacation. {Sigh.}

Healthier-for-You Peach Crumble Recipe

A tasty and healthier version of the traditional peach cobbler. You can enjoy eating this heart healthy dessert without the guilt!