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At just 39 calories each, red yellow peaches are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C. Vitamin-C is required for connective tissue synthesis in the body. A diet rich in vitamin C provides resistance against infectious agents and help scavenge harmful free radicals.

Fresh peaches also provide a moderate source of vitamin A and beta-carotene which converts into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for good vision. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to offer protection from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Peaches offer vital minerals such as potassium, fluoride and iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Fluoride is a component of bones and teeth and is important for prevention of dental caries. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

 

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