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Health benefits and fun facts about the kiwi fruit

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Kiwi Fruits

Kiwi is a favourite of mine and despite the size of this tiny fruit, kiwi is loaded with vitamins and has many health benefits. Kiwifruit is a native of China, this fruit was introduced to New Zealand, after many years, and eventually made its way to the USA.

The name of the kiwi fruit before it changed was called the Chinese gooseberry.  But how can a diet in kiwi fruit benefit us in living a more healthy lifestyle?

Vitamin Content

Kiwi fruit contains an abundance of vitamins which includes

Vitamin A, the High source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin K,  Copper, Potassium, Iron, and Magnesium.

Health benefits

Here are  some  health benefits  of the kiwi fruit

1. Helps to promote good digestion.

2. Helps to fight cancer.

3. Aids in heart health.

4. Has antioxidants that fight free radicals.

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Kiwi Fruits

5. Helps to manage blood pressure.

6. Aids in boosting the immune system.

7. Is good for diabetics.

8. Promotes eye health.

9. Aids in weight loss.

1o. Supports bone health.

11. Is good for asthmatic patients.

12. Is said to help reduce stress.

Fun facts about the Kiwi Fruit

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Cartoon Kiwi fruit

1. Kiwifruit is named after the kiwi bird, the national bird of New Zealand.

2. Kiwi fruits first name was the Chinese gooseberry.

3. Kiwi fruits are said to be berries.

4. Kiwi has a brown fuzzy skin.

5. kiwi contains 2 times Vitamin C than orange.

6. Over 1 million Kiwi fruit is produced each year.

7. Kiwi is a native of China.

The final word

Kiwi does not only have a unique history but the fruit itself is very beneficial and can help us in so many ways. So the next time you go to the supermarket remember, to pick up some of these fruits and enjoy not only the taste but all the benefits they offer.

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2 comments

  1. Dave says:

    Hi Norman, love your post, very informative, I didn’t realize that kiwi’s were such a good source of vitamins. Keep up the good work.

    Dave

  2. Andrei says:

    I love kiwis! I knew that they help out with the blood pressure, but I never knew that they also help with the eye health. Thanks for the post. I am a little concerned about my eye health and from now on, I will make sure to eat some Kiwis from time to time!

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