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13 Healthy Reasons To Eat Peaches

Why not celebrate this fuzzy, sweet fruit this month?

August is National Peach Month and for good reason with all the farmers markets bringing them to the table. This sweet fruit is more than just yummy to eat, it is packed with vitamins and nutrients to help you get going each day!

1.) High in fiber which aids in digestion and helps you stay full longer.

2.) Filled with antioxidants.

3.) High in phenolic and carotenoid compounds which help prevent cancer.

4.) High in vitamin C which helps maintain healthy skin.

5.) Also high in beta-carotene which helps improve eye health.

6.) Useful in pregnancy because they are packed with many essential vitamins and minerals.

7.) Contain magnesium which can help in managing stress and anxiety.

8.) Studies have shown that peaches have some anti-inflammatory properties.

9.) Peaches boost your immune system.

10.) Are a great source of zinc, which has anti-aging properties.

11.) Contain phosphorous which aids in strengthening bones and teeth.

12.) Peaches are great at detoxifying the body.

13. Are a good source of iron.

 

* Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a medical professional. These are healthy suggestions based solely on personal experiences, personal opinions, and light research. 

14 Lovely Health Benefits of the Aphrodisiac Oysters

Oysters are notorious for being a natural aphrodisiac, so much that they lose some of their clout for being a powerful health food. Get your romance on and stay healthy with this wonderful treat. 

1. Boosts metabolic activity.

2. Helps lower cholesterol levels.

3. High in antioxidants.

4. High in protein.

5. Energy boosting.

6. Promotes healthy skin.

7. Mood boosting.

8. Improves brain function.

9. Good for the eyes.

10. Promotes blood circulation.

11. Beneficial for healing wounds.

12. Helps prevent osteoporosis.

13. Strengthens immune system.

 14. Improves heart health. 

Get Cooking with these Oyster Recipes from Food Network.

* Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a medical professional. These are healthy suggestions based solely on personal experiences, personal opinions, and light research. 

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How to Bake Comfort with Grandma’s Shortcake Recipe

One of my favorite recipes from my Grandmother’s Recipe Box is her classic shortcake recipe. I love this with milk and strawberries over it! This dish always brings me warmth and joy. 

Ingredients Needed: 

2 cups flour

2 tablespoons sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup shortening

1 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease a 8″ baking pan.

2. In large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 

3. With pastry cutter, cut in shortening with dry ingredients.

4. Stir in milk until well blended.

5. Spread dough into (should be thicker and slightly sticky dough) greased pan.

6. Bake until medium brown, about 15-20 minutes. 

Serve warm and top with fruit or pour milk over. 

Enjoy!