When it comes to fruits, summer time has the sweetest and the juiciest of all year. When thinking about juicy fruits, one stands out above the rest -- guess that explains why August is National Peach Month!
A symbol of longevity and immortality, peaches are low in calories, have no saturated fat, and are a good source of dietary fiber. This sweet fruit is not only packed full of vitamins and nutrients, but it also aids digestion.
Is your mouth watering for more? Let’s take a look at peaches on digestion --
- Contains 88% water. Water is needed to break down food in order for the body to absorb nutrients.
- 1 large peach ( < 3” in diameter) or ½ cup canned (drained) will contain almost 3 grams of fiber.
- Peaches are alkaline -- they help to maintain a healthy pH by balancing the levels of acidity and alkalinity.
- Helps cleanse and eliminate toxic waste from the intestines -- eating the skin may aid with constipation.