A little fuzzy ball of energy called kiwi

A little fuzzy ball of energy called kiwi

Kiwi looks like a little fuzz ball and   is fast becoming a superfruit. If you are feeling tired bring on the kiwis!

Here are some of its heath benefits: 

  • Aids with weight loss:
  • One cup of sliced, skinless kiwi fruit contains 110 calories.
  • One cup of kiwi fruit contains 26.4 g of carbohydrates, including 5.4 g of fiber. We need approximately 28 g of fiber per day, and a cup of kiwi fruit provides about 20 percent of this amount.
  • This fruit is low in both fat and protein. One cup contains less than 1 g of fat and 2 g of protein.
  • It contains more fiber than most fruits. You will full  faster and eat less.
  • Brain health:
  • It is packed with antioxidants
  • One cup of kiwi fruit contains more vitamin C than a cup of orange slices —  Vitamin C helps you make neurotransmitters, which are essential for proper brain function.
  • Cancer fighter:
  • It has phytonutrients, which repair DNA, act as the body’s protection against some cancers, and function as antioxidants.
  • Heart Health:
  • This fruit is high in potassium.
  • The American Heart Association recommends potassium-rich foods for people with high blood pressure because potassium can counterbalance the negative effects of sodium on the blood vessels and the heart. One cup of kiwi fruit provides 28 percent of the estimated minimum requirement, or EMR, per day of potassium.
  • Immune system booster:
  • It is loaded with Vitamin C and will help fight off flu and colds.
  • One serving of kiwi gives the body 230% of the RDA for Vitamin C, which help boost the immune system, heal wounds, increase iron absorption.
  • For a body healer smoothie recipe with kiwis.
  • For an allergy fighter smoothie recipe using kiwis.

 

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