Health Benefits of Kiwi

written by Adete Roshni December 27, 2018
New Zealand’s national fruit is not from there at all? Then where it is originally from? Well, kiwifruit is basically from China. Initially, kiwifruit had a Chinese name, Yang Tao. Seeds of Yang Tao were brought to New Zealand in 1904 by Mary Isabel Fraser who was a principal by profession and came to China for educational purpose.
when yang Taos were first grown in New Zealand their sweet and tangy flavor earned a nickname called “Chinese gooseberries.” In 1959 it was decided to change the name to Kiwifruit, after New Zealand’s national bird.
Apart from New Zealand, Italy, China, Chile, Greece, France, Turkey, Iran, Japan are some of the major kiwifruit producers.
Kiwis not only taste amazing but are full of nutrients too, which includes folate, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin E, phytochemicals, and more. It also has lots of antioxidants and a good source of fiber.
These are some fantastic health benefits of KIWI which makes it a must have fruit. In case you haven’t included kiwi in your diet as yet then you should start taking it as soon as possible.

Manages Blood Pressure

Patients of high levels of blood pressure advised intaking kiwi. According to the study, the one who consumes kiwi regularly tend to have lower systolic blood pressure, due to its antioxidant properties. Though Kiwi is not the solution on its own, yes moderate consumption can help in lower down the blood pressure level.

Boosts Immunity

Kiwis are packed with nutrients especially Vitamin C and other antioxidant compounds which helps to boost the immune system. Kiwi supports the immune system and reduces the chances of development of flu diseases.

Supports Weight Loss

Kiwis are the perfect option to include in your weight loss diet. 100 grams of kiwis contain only 55 calories, and its soluble fiber promotes fullness reducing the hunger pangs.
Low Glycemic Index and high fiber content of kiwi supports weight loss practices.

Improves Digestion

Kiwi has plenty of fibers, and more importantly, it has a proteolytic enzyme called Actindin that helps to break down protein. Kiwi rectifies the imbalance in your digestive system.

Reduce Blood Clotting

A regular intake of kiwi can reduce the risk of blood clotting by 18% and triglycerides by 15%. Kiwi is better than your daily dose of aspirin since it can cause many side effects including inflammation and intestinal bleeding — kiwifruit posses the same anti-clotting benefits with no side effects but additional health effects.

Helps Fight Heart Disease

Kiwifruit contains potassium, (100gm kiwi contains 312mg of potassium) which aids blood thinning and clot removal processes, eventually lowering the pressure on the blood vessels. Kiwi also raises the levels of good cholesterol in the blood.

More importantly, Kiwi also contains quercetin, a polyphenol antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Radiant skin

Kiwi contains several skin-friendly nutrients like vitamins C, E, and others antioxidants that boost and rejuvenates skin health. Kiwifruit is loaded with dietary fibers and antioxidants which helps in eliminating toxins and wastes from the body, which results in the healthy glowing skin.

Good for eye health

kiwi contains lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants which protect eyes from ultraviolet radiation, cigarette smoke, and air pollution and other types of damages.

Persuade Sleep

kiwi contains lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants which protect eyes from ultraviolet radiation, cigarette smoke, and air pollution and other types of damages.

So, these were some interesting and helpful health benefits of kiwi. Hope it helped you to know more about your favorite fruit KIWI.

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LAXMI CHAUHAN December 29, 2018 at 11:24 am



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