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Healthy Food – Nectarines

Firstly, nectarines and peaches are close cousins. So, the benefits you enjoy from nectarines would be available even from peaches.

Nectarines are great sources of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and lutein – nutrients that offer tremendous benefits. They enhance immunity, protect vision, and prevent numerous deadly diseases. They also help improve skin health. Nectarines are rich in fiber, too. And the greatness of fiber needs no special mention. It aids digestion both mechanically and by contributing to a diverse microbiome (fiber feeds probiotics in the gut) and fights against several abdominal ailments, including stomach and colon cancers. And the potassium in nectarines can help manage blood pressure levels.

(1). the beta-carotene and vitamin C in nectarines are powerful antioxidants that strengthen immunity and can prevent the onset of lethal diseases
(2). Lutein can reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. One nectarine contains about 150 micrograms of lutein.

These sumptuous stone fruits are low in calories and have a low glycemic index (just in the 40s, which on a scale of 0-100 can be considered on the lower end). Which means they can be a go-to food for diabetics as well, when paired with adequate protein and fat. They contain copper that is involved with energy metabolism and may help you stay active for longer hours.

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