Why We Love Peaches (and You Should Too!)

Peaches just seem to be a traditional part of summer. Who doesn't remember munching on one while trying to not drip juice everywhere? My kids love peaches, which means I can put these in the fruit bowl and feel pretty certain that they will not just sit there and get rotten!

Plus, peaches can be a pretty healthy snack. For example, did you know that fuzzy fruit has only about 30-50 calories, and contains no cholesterol?  And there is more good reasons to consider eating a peach next time you want to munch on something.

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.

 Easy 4-Ingredient Home-Made Peach Sorbet

Picture Credit: MARCUS NILSSON / MArtha Stewart.com

It's summer, and what could taste better than some refreshing homemade Peach Sorbet? This 4 ingredient peach recipe from Martha Stewart is so easy to make - you may already have the ingredients in your pantry!

Plus, you can let the kids eat this soft-serve style as soon as you finish making it, or better yet, you can freeze it up to 3 days and serve this dessert slushy-style.

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Peach Pancakes

Here you go: a perfect lazy Sunday brunch recipe! Don't forget to drizzle this homemade Chai pancake syrup  over your stack of peach pancakes!

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

This recipe alone is a reason to love peaches! Imagine being able to  enjoy a healthier version of this classic dessert.

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