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Peach: The Healthy Persian Fruit

By Jane Shaffer

Special to CSMS MagazinePeaches are the mouthwatering sweet fruit that is grown in countries such as China and France and in Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Greece. The peaches are sometimes cultivated in low temperatures depending on the timing of the cold, but mostly in high temperatures around eighty to ninety degrees around late June to early July. The peach is an offspring of the Prunus fruit in China. The name Peach derives from many European languages and means that this fruit was made in Early Persia, which is now Iran. Peaches have a small almond inside and a corrugated seed shell.Peaches contain phytonutrients, which are cancer-fighting agents. According to a university study, scientists have discovered that men and women who ate peaches twice a day had a less risk of being diagnosed with any type of mouth cancer than those who didn’t eat peach. Phytonutrients in peaches are also shown to prevent cancer tumors in the stomach area.            In addition, Peaches are especially low in calories containing only sixty calories in one cup. The peach contains only eighty percent water and is packed with fiber, vitamins C and A, and also it contains carotenoids. The fibers found in peaches are gentle laxatives aiding to ease digestion and combat cancer.  The vitamins C and A prevent cancer-causing agents and reduces the chances of heart disease by sixty percent.  The peach is packed with iron and potassium, which helps in cell function, balancing bodily fluids, and electrolyte and nerve signaling.            Peaches contain two important carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for blindness and muscular degeneration in old age. A way of eating peaches, which is beneficial to your health, is with the skin because the skin area of the peach is where the vitamins are stored. Another peach’s close relative is nectarine, which also prevents cancer agents in the body.Another important note: Avoid eating the peach pits because they contain a toxic substance called cyanide and indigestion of many quantities could be fatal to your heart.Note: Jane Shaffer is a nutritionist who lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.Verdana’; COLOR: black”> Times New Roman'”>Comment this article or e-mail it to a friend.Also see  Watermelon: nature’s healthiest fruit Avocados: nature’s health conscience fruitBlueberry MeringueTartsEating right is all that matters,not how muchHave you tried grilled turkeyburgers with avocado mayonnaise?Arial Rounded MT Bold’; COLOR: black”>Chipotle Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa 

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