Kiwi is today’s Health Highlight
Kiwis taste great and they are loaded with health benefits! Here are a few reasons why you should start eating more kiwis:
1. Manages Blood Pressure
Kiwi’s high level of potassium keeps your electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.
2. Protects from DNA Damage
A study by Collins, Horska and Hotten showed that the unique combination of antioxidants in Kiwi fruit helps protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage. Some experts conclude this can help prevent cancer.
3. Smart Carb for Weight Loss
Kiwi’s low glycemic index and high fiber content won’t create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents — so the body will not respond by storing fat.
4. Helps Clean Out Toxins
The fuzzy fiber of Kiwi helps bind and move toxins from your intestinal tract.
5. Helps Fight Heart Disease
Eating 2-3 kiwis a day has been shown to reduce the potential of blood clotting by 18% and reduce triglycerides by 15%.
6. Suitable For Diabetics
Kiwi is in the ‘low’ category for glycemic index, meaning it does not raise your blood sugar quickly. It has a glycemic load of 4 which means it is safe for diabetics.
7. Great for the Skin
Kiwis are also a great source of vitamin E, an antioxidant known to protect skin from degeneration.