KIWI AND ITS POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS

Kiwi also known by other names such as Chinese gooseberry and Macaque peach. It is native to North China. It is a medium-sized round fruit with brown hairy skin and green flesh and white pulp at the center along with small black colored seeds. Kiwi is a nutritionally dense fruit that contains a lot of phytonutrients along with a number of vitamins and minerals. it is rich in sugars such as glucose and fructose and also contains sucrose but too much smaller content. The nutritional profile is quite dense. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin E Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Traces of calcium and phosphorus, and Antioxidants such as Choline, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin.



Health benefits of KIWI 

Improves Digestion 

Kiwi contains a number of proteolytic enzymes (actinidin) that degrades the protein in the meals and thus helps in the digestion of meals. 

Maintains Bone Health

Kiwi Fruit is rich in Folate, Vitamin E that promotes bone health. It also contains potassium that helps in the formation of bone mass.

Skin Health

Vitamin C present in kiwi promotes collagen formation, which repairs the skin and keeps it firm and healthy. Vitamin E keeps the skin moist and prevents degeneration. Vitamins also bring regeneration of cells which helps to keep skin youthful.
 
Eye Health/ Macular degeneration



As kiwi is rich in phytochemical, it also contains lutein a carotenoid which is extremely important for the eye health, moreover body cannot synthesize lutein so body depends solely on outer sources. lutein is present in eyes retina and prevents age-related blindness.

Heart Health



Kiwi is rich in fibers and potassium, both of them promotes heart health. Fiber lowers the cholesterol absorption rate and potassium is important component of body and cell fluids and thus helps to maintain heart health if consumed in good amount.

Blood Clotting and Absorption of Vitamin D

Kiwi contains Vitamin K which helps in blood clotting and wound healing, and promotes the absorption of Vitamin D.

Better Sleep



Kiwi is also a source of serotonin, which may promote the better sleep in individuals.




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