Why You Need More KIWI In Your Diet

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By Lindsay Sibson

It’s nature’s candy, baby. Can’t get much better than that!

Fruit is an excellent and healthy choice when you are in need of a sweet treat.

Not only does fruit give your taste buds some love, they also deliver a pleasing dose of vitamins, minerals and health benefits.

Let’s take a closer look at KIWI and check out what it can do for YOU!

Benefits Of Kiwi

NUTRITION
  • Extraordinarily high in vitamin C
    • Contains even MORE vitamin C than an orange!
  • High amounts of vitamins E, A, K
  • Contains flavonoids and antioxidants
  • Excellent source of minerals: magnesium, potassium and iron
HEALTH BENEFITS
  • Beneficial for your respiratory system
    • Shown to help shorten the duration of colds
    • Helps prevent asthma, wheezing and coughing
  • Kiwi seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
    • Essential for cognitive function
    • Can help prevent the development of ADHD and autism in children
  • Contains enzymes that aid digestion and bowel elimination
  • Helps protect DNA from mutating
  • Protects against illnesses and diseases: heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, atherosclerosis and asthma
  • Removes excess sodium buildup in your body
  • Helps reduce swelling, water retention and bloating
  • Helpful if you have a sensitive or weak immune system
  • Useful at keeping ear, throat and nose infections away
  • Promotes eye health and prevents age-related macular degeneration
  • Acts as a blood thinner
    • Helps prevent blood clot formation inside your blood vessels
    • Protects your body from heart attacks and strokes
  • Great for diabetics
    • Helps keep blood sugar levels under control
    • Helps lower triglycerides or blood fat in the body

How To Incorporate Kiwi Into Your Diet

The most commonly available variety of kiwi found in local supermarkets is Green Kiwi. However, if you are looking for variety, seek out a delicious and equally nutritious variety called Gold Kiwi.

Gold Kiwi is much sweeter, creamier and less and is characterized by its golden-color flesh.

Kiwis are most juicy and tasty when allowed to properly ripen. Similar to a ripe mango or avocado, you can test the ripeness of kiwis by gently pressing on then. If ripe, they should yield slightly under this pressure.

3 Ways To Eat More Kiwi:

  • Pear & Kiwi Juice
    • Loaded with vitamin C and is an excellent all natural energy drink!

How do you use KIWIS?

SHARE your favorite recipe in the comment section below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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