Updated: Sep 9
Having shiny green slices with dotted black seeds from inside, Kiwis are attractive to eyes. Delightfully refreshing when eaten, this fuzzy brown fruit is a package of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and fibre. Kiwis are also used in different recipes specially in smoothies. Being it Kiwi dumplings, Kiwi cake, Kiwi smoothie or Kiwi bread halwa , Kiwis give life to recipes.
Eat 1-2 Kiwis a day and see the improvement in your health with the following benefits.
Kiwis are rich in potassium. Potassium helps in blood thinning and clot removal process. In addition, it contains quercetin which helps in reducing risks of heart diseases. Hence, Kiwis are beneficial for cardiovascular system.
Asthma and wheezing
Being a rich source of Vitamin C, Kiwi helps in preventing any respiratory related diseases such as wheezing, asthma, or shortness of breath. According to a study published in Thorax, children who consumed Kiwi had less wheezing and noticed reduction in night coughing.
Prevents Vision Loss
If you are eating kiwi everyday, you're definitely protecting your eyes. Kiwi contains natural antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants helps in forming nutrient Vitamin A, which is very essential for eyes. Excess light may damage our retinas, these antioxidants helps in absorbing this excess light, and also protects eyes from cataracts.
Nervous system is the centre of communication for eyes. Kiwis are abundant in copper, an essential nutrient that supports nervous system and therefore helps in keeping eyes healthy.
Improves skin health
Kiwis work wonder for the skin. Kiwis contain vitamin C which helps in synthesizing (produce) the collagen in the body. Collagen is an essential nutrient that strengthen bones and supports the structure of the skin.
Those dealing with acne, can mix the kiwi extract with aloe vera and apply it on the face overnight.
Kiwi also helps in promoting fairness, lightening dark circles and smoothing wrinkles.
Boosts immune system
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient when it comes to boosting immune system. Free radicals in the human body causes inflammation that leads to sickness or cancer. Kiwi being a good source of Vitamin C helps in neutralizing these free radicals. Kiwi also boosts the energy to pump the immune system.
Helps in digestion
Kiwis are rich in fibre making it useful for improving digestion. Kiwis contain actinidin that can help break down proteins in the gut.
Therefore after a large meal, it's advised to eat kiwi for better digestion.
Kiwis may help you in falling asleep faster and longer. Kiwis should be eaten before going to bed as these contain Serotonin, which gets converted into Melatonin (a sleep hormone) in the body. Have 1-2 medium Kiwis before bed and experience better sleep.