Three reasons why you should eat kiwi fruit

By Liji Varghese | Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 17:41

Zee Media Bureau/Liji Varghese

New Delhi: Other than its exotic taste, kiwi fruit contains numerous phytonutrients and well known vitamins and minerals that promote health.

Here are a few reasons why you should eat kiwi:

1. Aids digestion: A great source of fibre, kiwi prevents constipation and other intestinal problems. It also offers soluble fiber, providing bulk that promotes the feeling of fullness - a natural diet aid.

2. Reduces cardiovascular risk: Eating kiwi every day may help lower risk of blood clots and reduce the amount of fats (triglycerides) in the blood, thus promoting cardiovascular health. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, and polyphenols, and a good source of potassium, all of which may function individually or in concert to protect the blood vessels and heart. High level of potassium helps keep electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium, thus helping manage blood pressure.

3. Good for asthma and diabetes sufferers: The high content of vitamin C confers significant protective effect against respiratory symptoms associated with asthma such as wheezing. Kiwifruit, as a very good source of dietary fiber is good for keeping the blood sugar levels of diabetic patients under control.

 



First Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 17:34

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