We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us, but check out how amazing THIS fruit is.

What fruit are we referring to?

The peach!

This fruit, which was first discovered in China, dates back to at least the 10th century when peaches were a favored fruit of emperors. Spanish explorers brought the fruit to America in the 16th century and farmers in the United States began commercial production in the nineteenth century. Today, peaches are the second largest commercial fruit crop in the States, second to apples. Here are some reasons it is a staple!

Weight Control – Low in calories and no fat. Plus, peaches are naturally sweet and can kick sugar cravings in a second.

Vitamins – Peaches contain 10 different vitamins, including Vitamin A and C, E and K. Peaches are also a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, niacin and folate acid.

Minerals – Magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, iron and calcium are all found in peaches.

Antioxidants – Peaches fight back against free radical compounds and deter chronic diseases.

Fiber – Fiber regulates cholesterol levels and reduces risk of developing heart disease.

So pick up some organic peaches at your local grocer today.