Sadly the English weather does not lend itself to growing our own peaches so we generally have to look to the Continent to provide us with these sweet fruits.
Reasons to eat peaches:
The bright orange colour is due to the high beta-carotene content, this is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the body from damaging free radicals.
They are full of Vitamin C which is important for skin and immune system functioning.
Peaches provide a delicious source of healthy dietary fibre which both helps to keep you feeling fuller and keeps your digestive system healthy. Fibre seems to be particularly important for diabetics. Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fibre diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels.