August is peach season in Ontario, especially in the Niagara region! Peaches are sweet, delicious stone fruits that can jazz up your desserts, and in some cases your savoury meals!
While you’re enjoying your organic peaches, it’s important to note the following health benefits that they are providing you:
Peaches boost overall heart health – they can reduce high blood pressure as well as “bad” LDL cholesterol.
Peaches are high in polyphenols – these elements found in fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce the growth of cancer cells.
They can reduce the severity of allergies – eating peaches and control and reduce the release of histamines, which trigger allergic reactions.
Peaches are high in nutrients and antioxidants – perfect for boosting your immune system, aiding in digestion and nutrient absorption, and protecting from any free radical damage in the body.
Try out these tasty AND easy recipes that you can try at home with your local organic peaches this summer!:
BLUE CHEESE AND PEACH SALAD:
In a bowl, add 1 serving of organic mixed greens, ¼ C chopped organic red onion, ¼ C crushed organic walnuts, 1 small organic peach sliced, and blue cheese crumbled to taste. Dress with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and enjoy!
GRILLED PEACHES WITH MOZARELLA:
On your grill, brush on olive oil lightly, and grill 2 halved peaches flesh down on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes.
Slice a large mozzarella ball into medallions. Top with slices of the grilled peaches, organic walnuts, and drizzle with honey to taste.