Healthy Heart, healthy blood sugar levels and Peaches!
The peach is like a beautiful sunset sitting in your hand, the colors ranging from orange to yellow to white blended in a picturesque form. The peach has been at many times in ancient oil paintings as an vibrant contrast.
On the Inside, Peaches having one seed nestled in the brownish red center containing a fleshy, white to yellowish orange with either a fuzzy skin or smooth skin.
The characteristics of the peach have a significant eye-catching health benefits.
The nutritional value of a medium peach contains 75 cal, 6 g sugars, 1g protein, 1 g fiber and incredible amounts of A, B vitamins, E and K, choline (water-soluble, B vitamin family and essential nutrient for the body to convert fats). Healthy hearts contain diets that are rich in potassium and low in sodium; thus the peach contains 200 mg of potassium and 0mg of sodium
So to remember these health benefits without being a scientist. Look at the peach. The rich reds which make up the sunset remind me of my heart. The arterial wall being the color of the pit of the peach, healthy heart.
The skin of the peach being firm let’s me know that eating foods containing high amounts of C will increase my collagen production decreasing the signs of aging. Since the peach is fleshy, it reminds me of the banana which is high in fiber and will move foods through. When eaten with a spinach salad, I know this combination will cleanse my system naturally and gently reducing the risks of colorectal cancer.
Peach with the high amounts of potassium and no sodium which can reduce hypertension. Those with anxiety disorders will find this to very effective when wanting to feel calm. A nice peach tea would be perfect. Rich in antioxidants, the peach will effectively help with the removal of free radicals which has been associated with sun damage, skin cancer, heart disease and other forms of cancers.
The peach has successfully within the tests conducted by the University of Texas,
has been found to reduce LDL(bad cholesterol, help with metabolic issues, fight off obesity (fiber),
help prevent certain cancers, wrinkles in the skin (Vita C),diabetes and heart disease.
Just a side note, diabetes and heart disease go hand-in-hand.
Try peaches in your salad, or muddled into your drink.
Allergens: protein produced in the peach have been associated with those who suffer from tree nut sensitivity.
- Mitchell SC, Smith RL (2001). “Trimethylaminuria: the fish malodor syndrome”. Drug Metab Dispos 29 (4 Pt 2): 517–21. PMID 11259343.
- Side note if you have Trimethylaminurial or TMAU a fisher odor in sweet or reproductive organs which can cause a more pungent smell during or before your menstrual cycle. Odor varies based on diet, hormonal change, amount of sweat. Get tested if you suspect
Avoid foods containing: choline, carnitine, nitrogen, sulfur and lecithin
- BV: Bacterial Vaginosis: which can be caused by the imbalance of bacterial flora and can be confused as bacterial yeast infection or TAMU. Get tested and ask specifically. If you have douched or have had multiple sex partners. This bacteria can be associated with redness or itchiness in the vagina area.
- Forney, LJ, Foster, JA, Ledger, W (2006). “The vaginal flora of healthy women is not always dominated by Lactobacillus species”. Journal of Infections Diseases 194 (10): 1468–9. doi:10.1086/508497. PMID 17054080.
- Define choline: Merrium-Webster Dictionary