Peach Nutrition Information

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Peaches are what I like to call “nature’s candy.”

Remember those peach ring candies you liked so much as a kid? There’s a reason they were so yummy. But the real peach “candy” is even better than those processed sugary treats, in so many ways.

Who doesn’t love biting into a fresh, juicy peach in summertime?

Peach Nutrition Facts

Peaches may not be what comes to mind when you think of all those sexy "superfruits," such as acai berries and the link.

The health benefits of peaches might not put it at the very top of the superstar fruits list, and there are other fruits out there that may have more antioxidants, more vitamins, and overall more impressive health benefits.

But the great thing about peaches is that they’re such a well-rounded fruit (no pun intended). And they were even included in the list of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth.”

Peaches are about as common and generic as it gets for a fruit, so you won’t have any trouble finding them in your local supermarket when in season (unlike some other much touted “superfruits,” which might require a trip to a specialty health foods store).

You can find fresh peaches in the summer, which is when they’re in season, or frozen peaches all year round. Both make great additions to peach smoothies.

And this fruit does have its own solid list of vitamins and minerals. Some of the strongest features of peach nutrition include pretty high contents of:

  • Vitamin A, which promotes and protects vision and eyesight (especially valuable for those of us who stare at a screen all day).
  • Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and joint health. At 19% of your daily value per peach, it makes a good alternative when you get tired of oranges.
  • Potassium (for more information on the benefits of potassium visit the banana nutrition page)
  • Fiber, to help decrease cholesterol and promote a healthy digestive system
  • Antioxidants, which cleanse the body (more on that later).

Peaches also have small amounts of Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B-6, thiamin, riboflavin, and more.

Peach Nutrition Benefits

A quick glance at the list of peach nutrition facts shows that peaches have an overall pretty solid track record in terms of nutrition delivered.

But what's the real benefit of peaches?

It’s why I call them “nature’s candy.”

Because they’re so incredibly delicious that you just can’t resist them.

And with 88% water content, they not only hydrate you but also really do fill you up. So you fill up on peaches instead of unnatural junk food or processed sugary foods.

While a medium sized peach has only 38 calories, it is a healthy snack that curbs your appetite for other higher calorie foods.

The bottom line? Peaches are an enjoyable way to eat more fruit, get more nutrients, and put you on the path to healthy weight loss.

It may not be the most popular superfruit out there, but it's something you can eat often and eat a lot of, and that you'll actually enjoy.

And when that sweet tooth kicks in, you may just find yourself reaching for a peach (or peach smoothie) instead of that Snickers bar.

Why Peach Smoothies?

nutritious peach smoothie in glass

The natural, irresistible sweetness of peaches and high water content makes peaches an excellent addition to smoothies!

Especially if you add peaches to green smoothies...then you not only get all the vitamins and nutrients of the fruit, but it’s a good way to get in more spinach and other green veggies (the true nutritional superhero of superheroes, after all).

It’s a pretty sweet deal, especially if you don’t like salad.

If you’re ready to tap into these peach nutrition benefits and try a peach smoothie, here are some excellent starting points:

Peach Smoothie Recipe – This summer smoothie features peach plus a special refreshing secret ingredient that you’ll love.

Mango and Peach Smoothie Recipe – Mango and peach? I can’t think of a more delicious combination of fruits to throw in my smoothie.

Peachy Green Smoothie Recipe – This recipe was part of my one week green smoothie challenge. Try it yourself and be surprised by the results!

That's all I have to say about peach nutrition for now...If you have any further questions about peach health benefits, be sure to leave a comment below! Otherwise, get out there and enjoy more peaches :)

Sources Referenced:

USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory

The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth

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