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Unformatted text preview: The Healthy Peach You know peaches taste great, but did you know peaches might help prevent cancer? Peaches contain something called phytonutrients, which according to certain studies, has been linked to a reduced risk of being diagnosed with cancer. Peaches also contain two important carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for preventing blindness and muscular degeneration in old age. Peaches are also rich in vitamins A, B, C, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, proteins and many more. All of the nutrients from peaches work together to form a sort of barrier against disease and illness. By including peaches in your regular diet you are also helping to build your natural defenses. Iron is a trace mineral in the peach that is essential for our good health. Forming a part of the red pigment called hemoglobin in our blood; it helps transport oxygen to our cells. While the potassium present in peaches helps to lower the risk of hypertension, stroke, and joint...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course HEALTH 212 taught by Professor Hall during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Chicago.
- Spring '10