1. As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C, peaches can also help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
2. Vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form or applied topically, can reduce wrinkles, improve overall skin texture and help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and position.
3. Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high fibre diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels. One medium peach provides about 2 grams of fibre.
4. The fibre, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in peaches all support heart health. An increase in potassium along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.