SUMMER SKINNY SERIES: MAKE IT A PEACHY SUMMER !
Hmmm hmmm good…. peach pie, peaches and cream, peach sorbert, peach tart- who doesn’t love summer’s lip smacking most mouthwatering feel good fruit! I know I do! It’s one of those fruits that really does make everything peaches, and for so many reasons! Read on to find out the juicy scoop of why you need to head to your local farmer’s market and grab the summer’s sweetest fruit!
Peaches are rich in phytochemicals called phenols that act as antioxidants, which fight obesity diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Full of selenium which is a mineral that has antioxidant properties that help protect cells from damage. Lutein and lycopene are two enzymes present in peaches that help diseases like Cancer.
CLEANSES THE KIDNEYS
Peaches have a diuretic effect which help cleanse your kidneys and bladder.
STOPS TUMOR GROWTH
Research shows peaches have excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant activity according to research.
IMPROVES EYE HEALTH
Goodbye glasses and contacts! High levels of beta carotene are present in a peach and are said to improve blood circulation especially in the area of the eyes.
Peach is said to be full of 10 different kinds of vitamins: A, C, E, K and six of the B complex vitamins. Vitamin A and beta carotene helps you achieve optimal vision, while vitamin C is an antioxidant that is helpful to your immune system.
One peach contains 3 grams of fiber and According to U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) recommendations, an adult woman should try to consume 25 grams and an adult man 38 grams of fiber each day. Fiber is essential to easy digestion, and helps constipation and reduces bloating.
Properties in peaches are said to help calm and reduce anxiety. Whether you boil peach leaves to become a bit calmer or make peach juice, the chemical makeup of peaches is supposed to relax and calm the central nervous system, and can help also settle an upset stomach.
FRUIT OF LIFE
The peach tree is considered to be the tree of life and peaches are symbols of immortality and unity. Peaches are known to phenolic compounds which are anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties in different cell lines and may also reduce the oxidation of bad cholesterol LDL that is associated to cardiovascular disease.
BOOSTS SEX APPEAL
The phytonutrients in peaches along with the antioxidants helps in the improvement of blood flow to various parts of the body including the sex organs. This increased blood flow helps in increasing the libido, and will enhance your love life!
NATURAL REMEDY FOR HAIRLOSS
Packed with a powerhouse of nutrition and properties in peaches are said to prevent and reduce hair loss.
Full of fiber, and great tasting with natural sugars, peaches are said to help control cravings and are great for weightloss.
SOME WAYS TO GET A LITTLE OF YOUR PEACH ON :
Focus on meal recipes that call for peaches like salads, or mixing peaches up with entrée dishes like grilled fish, chicken, or tofu
Add peaches with your breakfast as an add on to foods like oatmeal, cereal or eggs
Eat peaches in it’s basic form
Look for clean eating dessert recipes that call for peaches
Use peaches in smoothies
SUMMER’S SWEETEST SMOOTHIE
-bag of frozen peaches- 2 cups
- unsweetened almond milk- 2/3 cup
-coconut water - 1/4 of an 8 oz serving
-banana- half of a large one or a small one sliced
-sun warrior vanilla protein blend- packet or one scoop
-Option add ons- monk fruit or natural sweetner
Total calories for the recipe are 403 calories with the sunwarrior mix without its a 100 calories less. 38.5 grams of natural sugar. 25 grams of protein with the sunwarrior without it's 6, fiber is 10 with the packet and without it's 8, and fat is 12 grams with the packet and without it's 10
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