Kiwi is a fruit that is highly recommended to be consumed in to support health. Unfortunately, kiwi is not a popular fruit in some countries. When you hear the word kiwi our thinking more focused on bird names in New Zealand.
If we talk about kiwi fruit, there are some contents of the fruit that have health benefits. A study carried out by Zespri Health Science Research stated the fruit is rich vitamin C. In fact, vitamin C derived from kiwifruit much more than oranges, which is predicted as the most popular source of vitamin C. Not only that, vitamin C derived from kiwi also act as an antioxidant and can help prevent cell damage from oxidation processes.
Prevent cardiovascular disease
A research stated that eating kiwifruit 2-3 once a day will help to thin the blood, lower lipid levels in the blood, and reduce blood clotting are beneficial for cardiovascular health.
Rowett Research in the United Kingdom said, consume gold kiwi per day will provide nearly double the rate of improvement of your DNA. This is the kind of genetic damage that may cause cancer.
Benefit of kiwi for pregnancy
A pregnant mother will need 400 – 800 micrograms of folic acid for fetus development in early pregnancy. Kiwi is one of the fruits that have a high content of folate. Folate is very useful to help brain development, cognitive, and prevent neural defects in babies.
Benefit of kiwi skin health
Kiwi fruit also has much more potassium than bananas fruit. Not only that, vitamin C contained in the fruit is also much more than oranges. Kiwi is also rich in vitamin E and Alpha Linoleic Acid, essential fatty acids. These are all the vitamins and minerals essential for skin care.
Benefit of kiwi to boost immunity
Antioxidants and vitamin C in kiwifruit can help to boost immunity, protect and prevent from getting flu.
Benefit of kiwi for eye health
Levels of carotenoids found in kiwifruit helps protect your eyes from harmful free radicals.
Benefit of kiwi for digestion
Green kiwi contains actinidin (natural enzymes that break down proteins). It also has a high content of fiber that can help improve defecate, to make it more smoothly. Fibers of kiwi also been studied is able to help cleanse the digestive system. Not only that, vitamin C present in the kiwi fruit is also believed to prevent bloating and facilitate the good bacterias in the body.
Benefit of kiwi to cope asthma
Researchers in Italy found that kids should consume 5-7 servings of kiwi fruit and oranges fruits in a week in order to reduce symptoms of cough, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
Source of nutrients
Kiwi fruit called ‘nutritional all – star’ that means this fruit has the best nutrient density. Consume kiwi fruit as your breakfast menu because kiwi fruit is rich in magnesium that able to convert food into energy.
Well, those are some kiwi fruit benefits that you can get. Kiwi fruit is now being sold in supermarkets. Its shape similar to sapodilla fruit.