We at El Ciruelo provide stone fruit with high levels of mineral salts as well as vitamins and fibre. We have many kinds of fruit: cherries, apricots, nectarines, plums… Several biologists and palaeontologists estimate that these fruits were the first ones to be cultivated by humans; more precisely in China, over 4000 years ago. Now, we would like to tell you about the most “popular” stone fruit. Today we will talk to you about many people’s favourite fruit: the peach.
As regards their properties, it is essential to point out their content in beta-carotene (vitamin A) and vitamins B, C and E, a great source of nutrients easily synthesised by our body and bringing us high vitality. Minerals, as we mentioned above, play a key role in these fruits, and peaches naturally ripened, such as El Ciruelo peaches, are rich in potassium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium, thus helping us with their diuretic properties and preventing anaemia.
Its fibre content is around 2% of its mass, and it is very useful for maintaining low cholesterol and fat levels, as well as having a mild laxative effect that helps us to cleanse our body through digestion. However, because of the taste of sweetness and deliciousness, some people think they should not eat it in abundance or that eating a lot of this fruit can lead to a dangerous high blood sugar level, although the truth is quite the opposite.
Their water content is very high, over 87%, meaning that they are an ideal dessert or snack. This is perfect during the summer season when staying hydrated becomes essential. Furthermore, its fat content remains almost zero, thus explaining why there are less than 45 kilocalories per 100 grams.
Good benefits from peach consumption
At El Ciruelo we know that there’s beauty and flavour in variety. Combining the nutrients and properties of peaches means that they have a wide range of health benefits. Today, let us present some of these benefits to you:
Our peaches have a high content of carotenes and lutein, helping proper eye function, protecting our retina and preventing cataracts. Such substances also make our eyesight sharp and easy to see at night or in poor light conditions.
Ease our digestion
Combining water and fibre in peaches means a significant aid to our digestive and excretory systems. Eating peaches means taking care of and improving the intestinal flora and may become an excellent ally against constipation, both chronic and occasional. It also favours gastric secretions, thereby preventing ulcers.
Peaches are very effective in stimulating renal diuresis, which makes them useful when it comes to hypertension too. By eating peaches, we are reducing the effects and reducing the effects of such serious ailments as kidney inflammations, haematurias or urinary lithiasis (kidney stones).
Ideals for weight loss and achieving the perfect figure
We at El Ciruelo are devoted ourselves to promoting one of the great benefits of peaches as well as all fruits in general. Fruits are fully dietetic and most contain low to medium levels of sugar and will help us to lose weight. Peaches, however, despite this, have had a lot of detractors over the years. Due to its sweet and appetising taste, many people have believed peaches have more sugar and fat than benefits, which is far from the truth. In fact, because of all its properties, peaches have many wonderful properties we should never be deprived of as part of a varied and balanced diet.
Antioxidant and rejuvenating properties
Being rich in levels of elements such as selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B, C and E and chlorogenic acid (a natural antioxidant), peaches protect against degenerative diseases such as cancer, in particular as regards the colon. They are essential elements for our body’s normal activity as well as helping to ensure a healthy life, inside and outside of our body.
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