Scientific Name – Actinidia deliciosa
Amount Per 100 grams.
|Total Fat||0.5 g|
|Saturated fat||0 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0.3 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||15 g|
|Dietary fiber||3 g|
KIWI LIGHTENS SKIN TONE
Vitamin C in kiwifruit may also help to lighten the skin tone. Prepare a natural scrub using 1 teaspoon of kiwifruit paste, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of oatmeal. Add a few drops of kiwifruit seed oil and stir to form a smooth paste. Use this every day to get an even-toned skin.
PROTECTS FROM DNA DAMAGE
A study showed that the unique combination of antioxidants in kiwi helps protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage. Some experts suggest this can help prevent cancer.
HELPS CLEAN OUT TOXINS
The fuzzy fiber of kiwi helps bind and move toxins from your intestinal tract.
HELPS IN MAINTAINING HAIR HEALTH
Kiwifruit is packed with iron, a nutrient required for maintaining the proper health of the hair. Iron improves blood circulation in the body, stimulating hair follicles to promote hair growth.
IT NEUTRALIZING THE FREE RADICAL EFFECT IN THE BODY
Kiwi is rich in Vitamin C and it protects the skin against the damage by free radicals. Free radicals cause harmful damage to the skin cells and can even lead to cancer. Include kiwifruit in your daily diet. Vitamin C helps to neutralize the harmful effect of the free radicals.
IT IMPROVES RESPIRATORY HEALTH
Kiwifruit and other fruits high in vitamin C content have been used successfully to treat a number of respiratory illnesses. Kiwi is able to enhance the vitamin C concentration in the body, which reduces the respiratory problem, including decreasing wheezing, head congestion and duration of a sore throat.
IT PROTECTS THE SKIN
Kiwis are a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant known to protect skin from degeneration.
HELPS YOU TO IMPROVES YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Kiwis are a great source of fiber. This prevents constipation and other intestinal problems.
IT FIGHTS ACNE
Kiwifruit contains natural AHAs and anti-inflammatory properties. They help fight acne and clear the pores to prevent a further breakout. Applying mashed kiwi fruit topically on the skin can bring down various forms of skin inflammations like boils, zits, pimples, and abscess.
HELPS IN BONE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
Kiwifruit’s substantial supply of vitamin K is needed in your body for more than just healthy arteries. Vitamin K is needed to use calcium to make bones, which is why a vitamin K deficiency can be extremely troublesome. Studies suggest that diets high in vitamin K can improve bone health and reduce the risk of bone-related injuries and diseases like osteoporosis.
KIWI HELPS TO MANAGE BLOOD PRESSURE
Kiwi’s high level of potassium helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.
KIWI BOOSTS ANTI-OXIDANT AND FIBRE
Kiwis are rich in anti-oxidants and help in cell re-building. It also helps in infusing our system with the fiber requirement. It helps in keeping our system clean and good.
IT HELPS FIGHT HEART DISEASE
Eating 2 to 3 kiwis a day has been shown to reduce the potential of blood clotting by 18 percent and reduce triglycerides by 15 percent. Many individuals take aspirin to reduce blood clotting, but this causes many side effects including inflammation and intestinal bleeding. Kiwifruit has the same anti-clotting benefits with no side effects, just additional health benefits.
IT IS SUITABLE FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS
Kiwi is in the ‘low’ category for glycemic index, meaning it does not raise your blood sugar quickly. It has a glycemic load of 4 which means it is safe for diabetics.
PROTECTS AGAINST MACULAR DEGENERATION AND OTHER EYE PROBLEMS
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Eating kiwi 3 or more servings of fruit per day decreased macular degeneration by 36 percent. This is thought to be associated with the kiwi’s high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which are natural chemicals found in the human eye. Although both fruits and vegetables were studied, this same effect was not shown for vegetables.
HELPS YOUR DIGESTION WITH ENZYMES
Raw kiwi contains actinidain, a protein-dissolving enzyme that can help digest a meal much like the papain in papaya or bromelain in pineapple.
IT PROMOTES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Vitamin C content is one of the benefits of kiwi fruit. It is responsible for tightening the pores of the skin. It promotes collagen production which keeps the skin’s elasticity in check. Lack of elasticity can cause the skin to sag or lose elasticity.
IT BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNITY
Kiwi’s high vitamin C content along with other antioxidant compounds has been proven to boost the immune system.
IT CREATES ALKALINE BALANCE
Kiwi is in the “most alkaline” category for fruits, meaning it has a rich supply of minerals to replace the excess of acidic foods most individuals consume. A few of the benefits of a properly acid/alkaline balanced body are youthful skin, deeper sleep, abundant physical energy, fewer colds, less arthritis and reduced osteoporosis.
HELPS TO LOOSE YOUR WEIGHT
Kiwi’s low glycemic index and high fiber content mean it will not create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents. So the body will not respond by storing fat.