An oval-shaped, fibrous, fuzzy, and camel-colored fruit is known as kiwi. It looks like dehydrated fruit from its rough surface, but from the inside, it’s completely different with a tart-like soft texture, bright green skin, and tiny black seeds that are edible.
They are used primarily in breakfasts or lunches because of their sweet and unique tart-like tangy taste. Still, kiwi is not only known for that because it possesses a large number of nutrients beneficial for a fit and healthy body.
Let’s take a look at how kiwi contributes to a healthy lifestyle:
Kiwi has a massive amount of vitamin C and other antioxidants present in it, which is incredibly useful for treating asthma. Studies have shown how regular intake of kiwi with other fruits promotes better functioning of the lung and prevents respiratory diseases.
As we earlier talked about the plentiful amount of vitamin C present in kiwi, we come to know that they also boost the immune system and help fight against various diseases. It helps ward off cold and flu easily if taken regularly.
Some studies also prove that kiwi contains antioxidants that help in reducing oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress damages our DNA and causes various diseases which become fatal, for example, colon cancer. Still, since kiwi reduces the oxidative stress in the body, it also prevents colon cancer.
No doubt kiwi makes the immune system more potent, but it also helps regulate our body’s blood pressure. Studies proved how three kiwis work more than one apple in lowering the blood pressure daily. This means it prevents cardiac diseases, such as strokes and heart attacks, and keeps the heart healthy, keeping you satisfied.
When kiwis control blood pressure, they also reduce the chances of blood clotting. Two to three kiwis a day are recommended to prevent the chances of blood clotting and helps cut down an excessive amount of fat in the blood. It also helps in the healing of wounds.
Kiwis contribute to better eyesight and vision loss because of the high levels of elements present in them, which are needed to decrease macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is one of the most prominent causes of vision loss, but what is there to worry about when blessed with kiwis?
Kiwi being the safest and beneficial fruit for people might be a source of allergy for some. People who are allergic to hazelnuts, latex, wheat, avocados, figs are at higher risk of being allergic to kiwi. Symptoms of an allergy include itchiness in the throat, difficulty swallowing, hives, vomiting, and swollen tongue. People undergoing surgery, have bleeding disorders should avoid kiwis because it can make the bleeding disorders more severe. It is better to consult with your doctor before you opt for a kiwi-enriched diet.
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Team Doctor ASKY!