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Fruit of the day

Peach is not only sweet and delicious — it also has a number of health benefits.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 06, 2009 15:27 IST

Peaches are good sources of carotenes, potassium, flavonoids and natural sugars.

They’re are a good source of dietary fibre, which helps to regulate the digestive system, clean the intestines, and combats cancer.

Peaches also contain antioxidants — molecules that slow and prevent the production of free radicals in the body.

Since peaches are primarily made up of water, each fruit only contains about 60 calories. This makes peach an ideal snack and diet staple for people who are trying to lose weight or manage their current weight.

The fruit helps make the skin healthy and also add colour to the complexion.

The skin of a peach is the most nutritious as it contains the highest concentration of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.