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Posts Tagged "Peaches"

Peachy Benefits Year Round

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It is that time of year you can purchase flats of delicious peaches for canning, like my family did on our Wisconsin farm. My sisters and I didn’t really enjoy the canning work, but we always looked forward to our mom’s homemade peach pie. Pies typically are on the “not ok” list per nutritionists, but Hill & Valley No Sugar Added Peach pie is different. For starters, the FIRST ingredient is peaches. Plus, some of the health benefits of peaches may surprise you. Stone fruits like peaches contain bioactive and phenolic compounds that may help to reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) associated with heart disease, according to a study from Texas A & M. Also, high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease. Per Mark Houston, MD, MS, an associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School, increasing potassium intake along with decreasing sodium intake is the most important diet change that a person can do to control your blood pressure naturally. Peaches are a great source of potassium. Lastly, another study from Texas A & M showed that peach and plum extracts were effective in killing even the most aggressive types of breast cancer cells and did not harm normal healthy cells in the process. The best part of Hill & Valley pies are you can enjoy the health benefits year round. Pick up your No Sugar Added Peach Pie today!

Spring into Peaches & Blueberries!

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I will never forget the first time my youngest son Alexander took a bite of the No Sugar Added Peach Blueberry Crumble Pie from Hill & Valley. He stated, “Oh my goodness --- this is good! I can’t believe how good this is – is this healthy for me?”

The great taste is not only shocking, but so are the health perks.

Banish Belly Fat

Polyphenols found in blueberries can break down belly fat, per a University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study in mice. Banishing belly fat helps reduce the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

Brain Food

Thanks to its abundance of antioxidants called flavonoids in blueberries, it has been found to activate the parts of the brain that control memory and learning, per a study published in the Free Radical Biology and Medicine journal. This suggests that blueberries can reverse age-related memory loss.

Fight Metabolic Syndrome

According to studies by Texas AgriLife Research, stone fruits such as peaches, have phenolic compounds that can potentially fight metabolic syndrome, in which obesity and inflammation lead to serious health issues. Peaches seem to exhibit anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic properties.

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