04 Oct This dietitian’s pantry staples: Peaches
For those of you not old enough to remember, there was once a quirky band in the mid 1990s called The Presidents of the USA who sang, “If I had my little way, I’d eat peaches every day”. Those wacky lads were certainly on to something. I, too, have a great love for peaches. And if I had my little way, I’d eat peaches every day too.
Peaches are coming back into season and they are beginning to reappear on greengrocers’ shelves. Does this bring a smile to your dial as well?
Peaches are one of my pantry staples because not only are they delectable, they’re also extremely nutritious. Peaches mostly contain water, but also contain a moderate amount of low GI carbs and fibre, plus a decent whack of vitamins A and C, potassium and small amounts of vitamins E, K, B3, B5 and folate.
Peaches make the perfect mid-afternoon snack and they are the perfect accompaniment to yoghurt or custard. Given their high water and fibre content they are a great filler. You certainly won’t get fat if you choose to snack on a juicy peach between meals.
And if you choose to go for the tinned option, be careful to pick one in natural juice rather than in syrup.
This summer be sure to include peaches as part of your diet. The Presidents of the USA also said, “Millions of peaches, peaches for me”. Perhaps a million peaches is a bit of a stretch, but certainly one a day gets my nod of approval.