Peaches Are Healthier For You Than You Think!

One of summertime’s best perks is the ability to enjoy a wide array of seasonal fruits like watermelon, pears, apricots, and nectarines. But the one summer fruit that stands out above the rest for its juicy and sweet interior is the delicious peach!

According to the most recent nutritional data, peaches pack a powerful punch delivering health-enhancing nutrients to our bodies. They are a rich source of potassium, beta-carotene, and vitamins B and C. They are also a good source of fat-soluble vitamins A, E, and K. Minerals are not a secret either – peaches contain calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and copper.

It gets better! Peaches are rich in carotenoids and other phytochemicals which can help with a wide variety of health conditions including:

  • Prevention of breast, colon and lung cancer
  • Protection against UV-B radiation, skin damage, spots, dark circles and redness
  • Blood sugar management due to high fiber content and low glycemic index of 26-55
  • Decrease of LDL and increase of HDL
  • Prevention of cataracts, macular degeneration and blindness
  • Muscle strength, proper nerve signaling and normal heartbeat
  • Antioxidant protection and cellular health
  • Normal fetal growth and iron absorption during pregnancy
  • Prevention of constipation, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, gastritis and irregular bowel movements due to their high fiber content and laxative properties
  • Helps calm an overactive nervous system and hyperexcitability in children due to an abundance of magnesium
  • Helps reduce obesity due to the phenolic compounds that have anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity properties
  • Improves immune function and reduction of the common cold, pneumonia, malaria and diarrhea by providing vitamin C and zinc
  • Increases production of testosterone in men
  • Maintenance of strong bones and teeth by way of phosphorus and calcium that can help strengthen connective tissue and ligaments
  • Helps flush out harmful toxins from the liver and kidneys
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other neurotransmitter dysfunctions

It’s pretty easy to find ways to consume peaches on a regular basis. Eat them raw or get creative and add them to a spinach salad with nuts, mozzarella, salmon and balsamic dressing! Include peaches in your morning smoothie and turn an ordinary smoothie into a delicious experience. Or you can use them in summertime desserts such as Paleo Peach Cobbler. Even dehydrated peaches can be a great snack when you have to head out the door in a hurry.

These sweet summertime fruits should make their way into our diet every day. A well-kept secret that deserves more attention and credit, peaches might just be the Queen of Summertime Fruits!

“A peach a day helps keep the doctor away!”



Happy Patients

I have had back issues most of my life. Since starting treatments with Dr Greg I have had no more issues. It's such a relief to be able to be physical at the high level I want to be. I am able to maintain wellness by seeing Dr Greg on a regular basis. Thank you Dr Greg!!

Michael L.

Hello! I just want to say that you are truly a healer! After leaving your office last Monday, I was more able to breathe, truly breathe - after having suffered all weekend to take a deep breath due to a "rib out of place" OK - if you say so....all I know is that, though I continued to have a bit of pain in my upper back and neck for a day or two, I could take wonderful, glorious deep breaths thanks to your treatment. Thanks again for all you do! Even if I do make many sound affects while you are treating me - "OUCH!!! Hmmmph!! Ughhh!! Really???" I truly appreciate your healing touch....


I have had Parkinson's Disease for 8 years.  I have developed arthritis in my back and hips. The stiffness of the Parkinson's and the arthritis has caused me a lot of pain. Because of that unrelenting pain I was unable to exercise. Exercise is an important part of pain management for Parkinson's.  Since I have been seeing Dr. Krapf I am feeling much better and his care has allowed me to begin exercising again, which has improved my overall well being. In the past I have been treated by physical therapists and orthopedists. Dr. Krapf's chiropractic manipulations have had an amazing impact on my health and happiness. I highly recommend Dr. Krapf to anyone who needs excellent chiropractic care and the many alternative therapies he offers. I would say he is magical!

When my friend received excellent care from Dr. Krapf, she recommended him to me. I have had gastrointestinal problems for nearly 50 years that have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease with lactose intolerance. All that, including unrelieved stress had made me unhappy and unhealthy. Today I am a different person with the help of Dr. Greg. The Gastro issues are practically nonexistent, my stress levels have plummeted, and my body is changing. I am so grateful for Dr. Greg and his healing hands.

Mary Ann L.

Our family have been patients of Krapf chiropractic for a few decades. We have several success stories archived. The most recent event involves our youngest son who is completing his senior year of high school. He has been a patient of Krapf Chiropractic (KCA) since birth. He has been an avid soccer player since the age of four and has sustained numerous injuries over the years. Dr. Krapf has successfully assisted in every recovery.

Most recently, he began complaining of his feet hurting while playing soccer. Both feet hurt - particularly the balls of his feet while running and cutting. He came to Dr. Greg with his complaint as this was seriously affecting his game. Dr. Greg evaluated the situation and decided a foot scan should be done. The finding was dropped arches. My son was fitted for orthotics. They arrived within days and he wore these as directed. Within a few short weeks he is now playing full games pain free.


I first called Krapf Chiropractic when my back was so bad that I couldn't get up off the floor. It's been a blessing to have Dr. Greg help me with my overall wellness and health! I find this to be a place where you are not a number and everyone cares. Mollie is always cheerful and reminds me to come. Erin is always smiling and helps relax me when I'm in pain. I would not be functioning if I did not have Krapf Chiropractic to keep me going. As I get older my appreciation deepens, especially when I see people around me who are suffering with back problems. If they only knew how helpful this is. I believe Dr. Greg treats the person not the symptoms. Thank you

Debbie B.

I've been lucky to have exceptional health care from the beginning. At the beginning, seventy-six-plus years ago, Hugh Rodgers brought me into the world in mother and dad's second-floor bedroom in our dairy farm home. Hugh's son, Hugh, Jr., practiced with his dad and beyond caring for my parents, he, also, cared for hundreds of others and me. Roughly forty years ago, a friend suggested I make an appointment with Richard Krapf for help with back-pain. Richard treated the pain that, often, was debilitating, and on Richard's death, his son, Greg became the second second generation to help me from one place to another. I'm grateful to Hugh, Hugh, Richard and, perhaps, most of all, to Greg.


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