Why Your Office Should Celebrate National Eat a Peach Day!

Posted by on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 with 3 Comments

Does any fruit signal summer more than the peach? Plump and juicy and sweet — and they never taste better than during their peak, which is happening right now. Summer may be winding down, but isn’t over yet – August is National Peach Month, and today just happens to be National Eat a Peach Day! And there’s good reason to celebrate as you plan out your workday snacks and office meals. Peaches aren’t just juicy and delicious: they’re a very healthy fruit. One large peach only has about 70 calories (and less than half a gram of fat) and contains nearly 20% of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C. You’ll also find approximately 10% of your daily recommended potassium, fiber, and vitamin A — and a bit of iron and magnesium for good measure!

peach sliced in half

Celebrate Eat a Peach Day on August 22!
Image source: Flickr user calliope

What does this mean, exactly? It means that peaches aren’t just a low-calorie snack — they’re able to help promote overall good health. Thanks to the vitamin C, peaches can boost immunity, and help promote healthier skin and hair. The vitamin A in peaches contributes to healthy eyesight, while potassium helps rid the body of excess sodium and maintain healthy blood pressure. Peaches also contain antioxidants, like beta-carotene, the cancer-fighting pigment found in richly colored fruits and vegetables. And fiber, of course, is the key to feeling full after eating: which means snacking on a peach or including the fuzzy fruits in your office meals will help you avoid the vending machine later in the day! Convinced yet? If you want to celebrate National Eat a Peach Day today — or incorporate these delicious fruits into your regular diet — here are just a few ways that peaches can be a part of your office meal routine:

  • At breakfast, skip the sugary fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt and top plain Greek yogurt with sliced peaches. It tastes better, and is way better for you.
  • For a healthy lunch, order a salad with greens like arugula, sliced peaches, goat cheese, and nuts — talk about summer on a plate!
  • Keep an eye out for peach salsas at your favorite pseudo-Mexican restaurants: it may not be authentic, but in the summer months, fresh peaches can add a fantastic sweetness to spicy salsas.
  • Add freshly sliced peaches to a cold glass of H20 to make “spa water”, or use peaches to flavor iced tea for a refreshing alternative to afternoon coffee. Not only will it taste delicious, but you’ll love snacking on the fruit at the bottom of your glass!
  • Just keep it simple. A peach, neatly sliced, makes the perfect mid-day snack — especially when paired with some almonds or another heart-healthy nut for a bit of extra protein and fiber.

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3 responses to “Why Your Office Should Celebrate National Eat a Peach Day!”

  1. Delbert Connor says:

    I add fresh mango chunks to peach salsa for a refreshing tropical touch when I bring food in for lunch at my desk. The contrast of sweet and slightly savory is a real palate pleaser on a hot summer day.

  2. SkyeSkye says:

    I make sure I always have peaches stocked up in my fridge. Sometimes I’ll bring them to work, but not a lot of people really enjoy them. I wish I could find a way to get them to like them more with a mixture of different fruits or flavors.