The Benefits of Eating Kiwi Fruits
These fruits are low in calories but are an excellent source of soluble dietary fiber, vitamin-C and are high in vitamin-A, vitamin-E, vitamin-K and flavonoid antioxidants like beta-carotene, lutein and xanthin as well.
A diet rich in dietary fiber helps with bowel movement and protect our colon mucous membrane by lessening it exposure to toxins and attaching to cancer causing chemical in the colon. And it also help prevents bad cholesterol from being absorb into the stomach.
Vitamin-C helps keep our immune system strong and healthy. And it helps our body absorb calcium, iron more efficient, fight free radicals and act as an anti-inflammatory as well. This vitamin may also help with collagen synthesis inside our body. Collagen is the primary structural protein our body needs for keeping the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs and bone healthy.
Many studied has shown vitamin-A helps keep our skin, eyes and mucus membranes healthy and protect against infections from free radicals break down. In addition, vitamin-A may prevent lung and oral cavity cancers as well.
Vitamin-E may have the following health benefits: prevent skin cancer and premature aging, increase our metabolism, maintain brain function, treat migraines headache, lower blood pressure, act as an anti-inflammatory agent and lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. As well as helps prevent anemia, repairs damaged tissues, strengthen our immune system and it’s also used as a protection against or treat cataracts and macular degeneration.
Vitamin-K help with blood clotting, keep bones healthy, calcification (prevent build up of calcium inside muscles tissue, act as an antioxidant like vitamin C and E, ensure normal function of the brain and it’s an anti-inflammatory.
Antioxidants like B-carotene, lutein, and zea-xanthin in kiwi fruits may help protect against oxygen-free radicals breakdown and other cellular damage in our body. Eating this fruits may prevent colon, prostate, breast, lung, pancreatic, and endometrial cancers as well. The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin in kiwi fruits may prevent eyes diseases like cataracts and osteoporosis.
In many studies kiwi fruit has shown that it has chemical properties that act like or behave like a blood thinner similar to aspirin. In doing so, it help stop clotting within the blood vessels and prevent stroke and heart attack risk.
The seeds inside these fruits are rich a source of omega-3 fatty acids. A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevents the risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, development of ADHD and autism as well.
Studies have shown fresh kiwi fruit to be an excellent source of mineral such as potassium, iron, magnesium and manganese. It’s very important for our body to get enough potassium daily because it has a very important role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, helps control heart rate, blood pressure, keep digestive and muscular function normal. In some studied this mineral have shown signs that it may helps prevent stroke and coronary heart disease.
Iron is a very important minerals in the body because of it role in the production of hemoglobin (which is a protein in the red blood cells that stick to oxygen that’s being delivery to the organs in our body). It also play an important role in production of myoglobin, (it suppose to help capture the oxygen for our muscles.)
Magnesium helps prevent osteoporosis, increases bone density, strengthen both the muscles and bone. Our body uses manganese to build bones, improve memory, turn protein and fat into energy, help with blood clotting (stop bleeding), formation of other connective tissues and act as a lubricating fluid in our joints.