Peaches are in use back in the tenth century, a saying, "longevity Peach" meaning the peach extended your life. Modern science finds this correct. Peaches are a good source of many different vitamins and minerals, but one that particularly prologues life is potassium. Peaches provide a high source for this mineral. Short of potassium means fatigue, anxiety, muscle weakness, skin problems, poor memory, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure or heart deterioration and vibration in your ears. Another health benefit of peaches is the amount of beta-carotene it contains. The body changes beta-carotene to Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential in so many of the body's functions.