Life’s a Peach

Grill peaches for a healthy dessert.

Grill peaches for a healthy dessert.

I’ve been enjoying juicy plums & peaches from my grandmother’s yard this summer. There’s nothing quite like homegrown fruit—one of life’s sweet satisfactions.

Peaches have a lot to offer besides tantalizing your taste buds. They are a good source of beta carotene and potassium, and contain some calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and vitamin C. They also have a variety of flavonoids (lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, beta-cryptoxanthin) that are known for promoting vision and reducing inflammation in the body. Peaches are easily digested and contain 1.5 grams of soluble fiber (per medium-size fruit). Oh, and my grandmother thinks they’re great for keeping the plumbing working!

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