Kiwi is known as a miracle fruit, owing to abundance of essential nutrients like minerals, carbohydrates and vitamins. Kiwi fruit can be eaten raw, it can be used as garnish, kiwi juice is a refreshing summer treat and with so many benefits, kiwi fruit is laden with many other health benefits that you might not be aware of.
Let’s take a look.
Kiwi is another fruit with citrus quality like lemons and oranges with great supply of vitamin C. As per a recent report, kiwi fruit contains vitamin C, almost twice that of oranges and lemons. Kiwi has antioxidants, which eradicates inflammation and cancer causing free radicals. It also helps boost immunity of the body against harmful germs.
Kiwi fruit is loaded with dietary fibers that help control cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. It also helps you lose weight, as dietary fibers help you stay full for a longer period of time, allowing you to eat less. It is often recommended to people trying to lose weight and diabetic people.
If you are having trouble sleeping, the antioxidant and serotonin compound of kiwi helps you treat sleep disorders. So, it is said that if you are having two kiwis before bedtime, you will have a peaceful sleep.
With an enzyme named as actinidain, Kiwi fruit can tenderize meat. Like papaya has papain, kiwi has actinidain that helps in the digestion of protein. It also helps the patients that are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
Kiwi fruit is loaded with minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6, folate (B9), Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Niacin and so on. All these nutrition help in balancing blood pressure, nerve and muscle functions, blood circulation through the blood vessels and fight stress etc.
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