Tasty and tender, slightly tangy but sweet, not to mention its many health benefits, kiwi fruit is so good in many ways! You can enjoy it plain, in a smoothie or in a sweet/salty recipe. Hare are 5 good reasons to enjoy our Oscar kiwis daily.
1 – Kiwi fruit boosts the immune system
While winter is already well established, boosting your immune system is definitely THE solution to keep germs away and stay in good shape. As you probably know, there is nothing better than a balanced plate full of fresh fruits and vegetables to defend your body. That’s why kiwi fruit is your main ally! Kiwi is undoubtedly a fruit full of energy. Rich in vitamin C (see below), it is also a great source of iron and vitamins B9, perfect to fight against exhaustion.
2- Kiwi fruit is rich in vitamin C
Did you know that kiwis contain more vitamin C than oranges*? One single fruit covers 100% of your daily needs in vitamin C. Ideal to start off the day right, this is an easy way to gain more energy and vitality every morning! Vitamin C helps the functioning of the immune system, but is also beneficial for bones and ligaments, it facilitates wound healing process, not to mention its antioxidant properties. A great fruit whether you are young or old!
* 1 kiwi = 93mg of vitamin C
1 orange = 53.2 mg of vitamin C
3- Kiwi fruit helps to keep in good shape
Low in calories*, kiwi fruit is definitely your best friend if you want to stay fit! The many minerals and vitamins it contains also make it possible to overcome some deficiencies. Low in fat, it contains fructose, a sugar naturally present in the fruit. With a high satiating power, it’s supposed to be 10 times more nutritious than an apple. So whenever you want, just have a kiwi break! For once you won’t fill guilty eating something sweet. ☺
* One kiwi fruit contains about 60 calories per 100 grams.
4- Kiwi fruit promotes intestinal transit
Great to get more fibers*, the kiwi contains actinidin, a natural enzyme that helps the digestion of some proteins. If you add some kiwi fruits in your balanced diet, if you drink enough water throughout the day and if you practice a regular activity, your small digestion problems will disappear…
* One kiwi contains about 3 grams of dietary fiber per 100 grams.
5- Kiwi fruit has many health benefits
Eating a kiwi fruit is for sure a healthy habit in your everyday life. High in antioxidants, a daily consumption would prevent the appearance of certain cancers and limit the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Some scientific studies have shown that the oxidation of DNA is responsible for certain type of cancers. Thanks to its antioxidants, the kiwi fruit would prevent the oxidation of the cells. Another reason to adopt it…
Small but very strong! This is definitely how we can describe this unique fruit. With so many benefits, it would be a shame not to enjoy it, right?
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And do not forget: “Be Kiwi, Be Happy!” ☺