Kiwi is one of the nutrient-dense food. It is packed with vitamins and minerals and yet low in calories. Kiwi is so delicious and yet refreshing, you can even add kiwi to your fruit salad for additional taste. Kiwi is originated from north-central and easter China and in the early 20th century spread to New Zealand. Unfortunately according to Wikipedia data, China is not even listed as top kiwi producing country in 2012 😮
Health benefits of Kiwi fruit
- Good for diabetics
Kiwi has low category for glycemic index and will not increase your blood sugar quickly.
- Lowering blood pressure
High level of potassium found in Kiwi will balance counteracting effect with Sodium.
- Improves digestive health
Great source of fiber will prevent constipation and other intestinal problems.
- Protects from DNA damage
Helps to protect cell DNA from oxidative damage.
- Boost your immunity
High level of vitamin C will boost your immunity system.
- Helps cleans out toxin
Kiwi’s fiber will help to bind and move toxic.
- Protect against macular degeneration
Macular degeneration will lead into a decrease in vision for older adults. Eating Kiwi will reduce the chance by 36%.
Consume kiwi fruit after knowing the health positive effect you can obtain or you can consult with your doctor about your health. You need to be cautious about Kiwi as it contains a measurable amount of oxalates which can crystallise and cause death if becoming too concentrated in body fluids. It is advised for people with kidney and gallbladder problem to avoid consuming it.
Follow my juice recipes on the blog for more combination with kiwi fruit. You can add kiwi slices to your fruit salad too. Combine the sweet and sour tastes of fruits and you will get the delicious taste from the fruits world part.