NECTARINE A Great Weight Loss Food

NECTARINE A Great Weight Loss Food

The nectarine is like a cousin to the peach; in fact, there is only one genetic difference the gene that gives peaches their ‘velvety’ outer skin texture. Generally the nectarine has the same nutritional value as the peach. The potassium content of the nectarine is 200mg; the peach supplies 190mg. The benefits of potassium are for general body healing, movement of oxygen into the brain, regulating the body’s water balance and the elimination of blood impurities via the kidneys. Potassium is an alkaline mineral and often destroyed by heat and cooking, plus excess salt depletes potassium from the body. Both alcohol and caffeine deplete potassium reserves, so it is easy to see that the average diet may need more fresh potassium foods. The nectarine is a delightful choice. Nectarines are a real bonus for the respiratory system with 332 IU vitamin A, in the form of beta cryptoxanthin (67mcg) and beta carotene (162mcg). The supply of lutein and zeaxanthin (130mcg) is most important for the health of the optic system, especially the retina and lens.

Slip a nectarine into your next fruit salad. Nectarines are ready to help your twin kidneys keep clean. They also make a delightful snack with almonds.

NOTE: All amounts in this blog are measured in milligrams (mg) per 100 grams, unless stated otherwise.

GLYCEMIC

CALORIES – total: 115 kcal. per 100 grams

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