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Ok, so we love peaches!

It seemed a natural choice then to put our favourite fruit in our name and on our logo.

After all, peaches are sweet and fresh, and we hope that’s how you feel after a treatment at PEACH CLINICS.

But, aside from being able to make endless puns on peach, there are other good reasons why PEACH CLINICS is such a great name…

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Peaches can make you healthier

According to a study from Texas A&M University, stone fruit like peaches, plums and nectarines have been shown to ward off obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, Texas A&M associate professor, said their studies have shown that stone fruits contain bioactive and phenolic compounds with anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties that may also reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) associated with cardiovascular disease.

He attributes the benefits to four major phenolic groups in stone fruits: anthocyanins, chlorogenic acids, quercetins and catechins, all of which work together and complement each other to fight off obesity-related illness.

Peach Fuzz

Vellus hair is the technical name for the soft, light downy hair that covers our otherwise bare skin, but most of us know it as peach fuzz. Peach fuzz grows almost everywhere on the body except the lips, the back of the ears, palms (hands) and soles (feet). Vellus hair provides both thermal insulation and cooling for the body. In fact, vellus is latin slang for wool or fleece and this pretty much describes what it does.

We are actually born with all the hair we will ever have. At birth even the hair on our heads is still in the process of converting from vellus to terminal hair (long, thick, coloured hair). At puberty, hormones will switch a lot of peach fuzz over to terminal hair in guys. In girls, only pubic hair should be affected. If this is not the case, that’s where PEACH CLINICS can help!

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A symbol of goodness

Peaches are symbols of goodness. They symbolically represent the heart while the attached leaf represents the tongue, thus implying speaking the truth from the heart.

In Chinese mythology, Peaches of Immortality are consumed by the immortals for their mystic virtue of conferring longevity on all who eat them. Peaches symbolising immortality or the wish for a long and healthy life are a common symbol in Chinese art.

Momotarō is the Peach Boy hero in Japanese folklore. Stories about Momotarō are extremely popular in Japan. There is an annual festival in his honour on 5 May called the Momotarō Festival at the Momotarō Shrine in Inuyama, Japan.

Peaches are good for you

One medium sized peach at 147 grams contains:

  • 154 kilojoules of energy
  • 0.5g of fat
  • 15g of carbohydrate
  • 13g of sugar
  • 2g of fibre
  • 1g of protein
  • 0g of cholesterol
  • 0g sodium

A peach provides 6% of your daily vitamin A needs and 15% of your daily vitamin C needs as well as 2% or more of your requirements of vitamins E and K, niacin, folate, iron, choline, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and copper. Yeah!

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Some more peachy facts!

  • In Hungary, peaches are called the Fruit of Calmness. Eating peaches is believed to reduce anxiety.
  • Peaches are part of the rose family.
  • Peaches grow nearly everywhere: especially in China and Spain. China produces 58% of the world’s peaches and nectarines while Spain accounts for another 39%.
  • The peach (officially Prunus Persica) is a deciduous tree from northwest China. It was first cultivated back in 6,000BC. The ancient Chinese believed the peach possessed more vitality than any other tree because its blossoms appear before its leaves sprout. Peach kernels are a common ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine to counter inflammation and to calm allergies.
  • In Korea, the peach is seen as the fruit of happiness, riches, honour and longevity and is believed to chase away spirits.