HEALTH Benefits of KIWI

HEALTH Benefits of KIWI

Kiwi is a fruit with an interesting history and has recently become very much popular as people began to realize its nutritional value, unique appearance and its name. In china they are called Yang Tao; they were got to New Zealand from China. The brown fuzzy coat resembled that of New Zealand’s native bird and hence its name. Though there are many reasons present behind considering it as a nutritional food item, some of the most common as well important reasons are described in brief in the following:

  • Helps digestion: This is recently proved that kiwi has enough capability to elevate the digestive power of any person. Raw kiwi has a protein dissolving enzyme that can help digest food more easily, giving maximum nourishment for the body to carry out daily activities. A healthy stomach is necessary for a healthy body and mind.

  • Helps manage blood pressure: it has a high level of potassium that helps keep the electrolyte balance in our system by countering sodium effects. Thus it controls the blood pressure of our body which is very much essential to keep our heart healthy.

  • Protects DNA from damage: there is a unique combination of antioxidant that helps protecting the cell DNA from oxidation injuries. As damage of DNA finally results into the mutation which causes cancer so, kiwi may also prevent cancer by protecting DNAs from getting damaged.

  • Boosts immunity: kiwi has high vitamin c content along with other antioxidants that boosts the immune system. Thus person who ingests enough amount of kiwi gets less affected by commonly occurred diseases.

  • Helps in weight loss: it has a low glycaemic index and high fibre content which prevents the body from storing fat. Thus it works as a weight loss supplement too.

  • Improves digestive system: it is a high source of fibre that helps bind waste and prevent constipation and other intestine related problems.

  • Cleans toxins: the fibre present in kiwi binds and removes all toxins from the intestinal tract.

  • Helps fight heart disease: consumption of 2 or more kiwis a day has been proved to reduce the event of blood clotting without any side effects, just health benefits.

  • Helps keep diabetes at check: due to its low glycaemic index it does not raise blood sugar quickly, and it is safe for diabetics.

  • Protects against eye problems and macular degeneration: kiwi has a high level of lutein and zeaxanthin, both are natural chemicals found in the human eye.

  • Alkaline balance: this is the most alkaline of all fruits and has a rich supply of minerals to replace acidic food. A good alkaline diet has a number of benefits such as, young skin, deeper sleep, abundant energy, less flue, less arthritis, etc.

  • Improves skin: due to the high content of vitamin c the skin looks younger.

  • Exotic taste and appearance: they look different and taste great. Kids love them because they are different from most fruits.

  • Naturally organic: Being completely organic, kiwi is safe from lots of pesticides and its residue.

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