Kiwi is a small fruit with great power, packed into that little electric green fruit are large amounts of potassium, vitamins C and E, polyphenols and fiber and they are low in sugar.
This summer stock up on kiwifruit for these health benefits.
1. Cardiovascular Health
One of the many benefits of eating kiwifruit is its ability to prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce triglyceride levels.
A study done by The University of Oslo showed that eating two to three kiwifruit a day can provide significant results related to preventing cardiovascular disease .
2. Kiwifruit Improves Your Sleep
Sleep is important for restoring our health and not getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night can lead to a number of health problems. Unfortunately, many people do not get the sleep they need in today’s society but kiwifruit may be able to help you, according to a study done at Taipei Medical University which says that kiwifruit helps to improve sleep time and quality .
3. Improved Mood
Feeling depressed? Kiwifruit has vitamins C, E and carotenoids which are important nutrients in maintaining psychological health and eating only two a day can decrease the tendency towards depression, decrease fatigue and increase energy according to a study done by the University of Otago in New Zealand .
4. Burn Wounds and Ulcers
Studies done on wound healing in rats would seem to indicate that kiwifruit may also be beneficial in human wound healing. It has antibacterial and angiogenic properties and helps contract the wound . This may be beneficial in treating ulcers, burn wounds and bed sores.
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5. Improved Digestion
Actinidin, a substance found in kiwifruit, has also been shown to be beneficial in digestion and particularly protein digestion (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian proteins) .