I wrote this story about the health benefits of peaches for Lifetime Daily.
All hail the peach! It’s summertime and festivals around the world are celebrating this fuzzy fruit. No more so than in China — the world’s largest producer of peaches — where the fruit is a symbol of longevity and immortality. A relative of the rose and almond, the peach is revered for its luscious flavor but the peach is also worth celebrating for its many health benefits, especially for older adults.
The Health Benefits of Peaches
1. Peaches may prevent cancer.
A study of peaches and plums found that the stone fruits’ high levels of phenolic compounds killed estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells. Even the most aggressive breast cancer cells couldn’t stand up to the peach’s antioxidant properties. Meanwhile, normal cells stayed intact.
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