Kiwi is one of the tastiest, and the healthiest fruits a gift from nature – natural cure for many diseases. Originated from southern China, this exotic fruit is recognized as the national symbol of China.
At the beginning of the last century, kiwi seeds were taken to New Zealand by missionaries. From New Zealand was spread around the world and is now cultivated in many places in Europe and North America. It got its name after the bird that lives in New Zealand.
Kiwi fruits are rich in phyto-chemicals, vitamins and minerals and other beneficial ingredients that maintain and improve health. Its often called fruit of eternal youth.
Numerous studies have confirmed that the kiwi because of the richness of healthy and beneficial nutrients it’s good for health, but also helps to prevent and treat many diseases and other health problems. Therefore, the kiwi was declared as a “super food” and it’s in the list of “super foods” together with blueberries, the berries, blackberries, plums, broccoli, kale…
Kiwi is rich with antioxidant polyphenols, kiwi have more polyphenols than oranges, mandarins or apple.
It is natural cure for many diseases
Health benefits list:
- Antioxidant (rich with polyphenol, destroy the free radicals)
- Helps the heart
- Regulate blood pressure
- Reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
- Anti cancer
- Protect intestines
- Regulate blood sugar (good for diabetes)
The results of a study conducted by scientists at the University “Teikio” in Tokyo have shown that polyphenols from kiwi have strong antioxidant activity and destroy free radicals produced in the body, which can lead to cell damage and the development of many diseases. Kiwi prevents development of diseases caused by oxidative stress and damage caused by diseases such as arteriosclerosis, cardiac arrest, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, malignant disease…
The specific biological activity of kiwi protects the heart and blood vessels, regulating blood pressure and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. Also they reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Kiwi contains a soluble fiber (3.8 grams in 100 grams of fruit, which is 10% of the recommended daily dose). Which means it is an excellent natural laxative. It contains fibers that protect the lining of the intestines and reduces the time of exposure to toxic substances, and stop them to bind to carcinogens in the colon.
The fruits of kiwi are rich in vitamin C, A and E, K, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, potassium, magnesium … It helps in regulating blood sugar, so it is recommended for people suffering from diabetes disease.