Peaches make your hands sticky, but they’ll help extra weight slide right off. A study at Texas AgriLife Research found that peaches (and plums and nectarines!) may help ward off risk for obesity-related diseases. “[The study] indicates that compounds present in these fruits have anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic properties,” Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, AgriLife Research food scientist explained in a press release. “[Consuming peaches] may reduce the oxidation of bad cholesterol LDL which is associated with cardiovascular disease,” he said.
Best part: Fruits with pits are among the lowest in fruit sugar. Meaning, peaches are sweet without being wildly high in sugar. A perk for folks on low-sugar diets and with diabetes.