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Kiwifruit Health Benefits

Kiwi fruit has a brown hairy peel with white pulp and green flesh. It has tiny black seeds and green creamy and yummy flesh. Kiwifruit is a small fruit approximately 3 inches long and weighing about four ounces.


The sweet fruit tastes like a combination of pineapple, banana and strawberry. Because of their high potassium content, kiwis can help negate the effects of sodium in the body.


It is possible that a low potassium intake is just as big of a risk factor in developing high blood pressure as a high sodium intake.


Kiwi’s high vitamin C content along with other antioxidant compounds has been proven to boost the immune system.Kiwi’s low glycemic index and high fiber content means it will not create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents, so the body will not respond by storing fat.


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 or alkaline balanced body are: youthful skin, deeper sleep, abundant physical energy, fewer colds, less arthritis, and reduced osteoporosis.


The kiwi fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, dietary fiber and magnesium.It contains low amount of sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat.


Kiwifruit is one of the few fruits that are green at maturity, and chlorophyll is responsible for that colour. Several studies have suggested that chlorophyllin, a derivative of chlorophyll, is an inhibitor of liver carcinogenesis.


Lutein, an important phytochemical found in kiwifruit, has been linked to the prevention of prostate and lung cancer.


A study in Italy indicated that children had less trouble with wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing in the night when they consumed 5-7 servings of kiwi or citrus fruit a week.


Asthma sufferers were found to derive the most benefit from the kiwi, even when eaten as few as 1-2 times a week.

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