Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Peach Treats

When Life Gives You Peaches

The experiments with fruits continues. Last weekend, I decided to bake with peaches before they become extinct. And by the look of it, that will be pretty soon. I replaced the apples in my favourite Apple Upside Down Cake with peaches. And I liked the Peach Upside Down Cake.

Next, I tried Peach Crumble. I liked it even more

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Health benefits of peaches
Antioxidant. Its peel and pulp possesses significant antioxidant properties. The presence of chlorogenic acid in peaches also contribute to their protective effects
Muscle strength and regular heartbeat. Contains potassium, vital for proper nerve signaling and cellular functioning of the body. Helps in metabolic processes, utilizing carbohydrates, maintaining electrolyte balance and regulation of muscular tissues
Skin care. Rich in vitamin C which maintains healthy skin. Protects against free radicals and infection. Has antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein with anti-inflammatory effect on skin damage caused by ultraviolet radiations
Anti-aging. Is a source of zinc which has anti-aging properties. It also boosts testosterone levels in the body
Eye health. Rich in beta-carotene, which gets converted to vitamin A in the body. Beta-carotene maintains healthy eyesight and prevents xerophthalmia and blindness. Lutein and zeaxanthin protects the retina from age-related macular degeneration
Digestion. Maintains healthy digestive health with its alkaline content and fiber. Prevents constipation, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, gastritis and irregular bowel movements. Also helps in cleansing and eliminating toxic wastes from the intestines and prevents stomach cancer. Has laxative properties which help to dissolve kidney and bladder stones
Nervous system. Has magnesium which prevents stress and anxiety and calms the nervous system
Obesity. Has phenolic compounds with anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity properties
Immune system. Rich in ascorbic acid and zinc, which aid in the normal functioning of the body and maintain a healthy immune system
Low cholesterol levels. Phenolic compounds present in its peel and pulp maintains lower LDL cholesterol levels and stimulates good HDL cholesterol production. This reduces risk of heart related diseases
Healthy Bones and Teeth. Has phosphorous which, along with calcium, strengthens bones and teeth and help in the maintenance and repair of tissues. Also prevents osteoporosis, particularly in post-menopausal women. Phosphorus rich foods promote re-mineralization of bones and maintain their rigidity. Vitamin C in peaches also plays an important role in strengthening bones and gums
Detoxification. Flushes out harmful toxins from the liver and kidneys

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