Yayyyy! I’ve successfully completed Zespri’s 14 day Challenge to eat kiwis for two weeks straight! With so many anti-oxidants in my system, my immunity has just been given a big boost because I feel AMAZING! I’m more energized in general which is unsurprising since Kiwis help to combat fatigue and tiredness.
Keeps the mind more fresh and alert. My skin seems more moisturised as well because long hours of make-up and exposure to free radicals and air con isn’t the best thing for our skin. Yet again, I felt that eating kiwis daily was a natural defence barrier because Kiwifruit helps ward off the effects of stress, inflammation and attack from bacteria and viruses.
Interesting Kiwi Food-facts
Excellent for Pregnant Women
Kiwifruit is a natural source of folate which women take to help prevent neural defects in their unborn babies. It also assists in brain and cognitive development in children and combats cardiovascular disease. Folate is so important many countries are considering adding it to flour or bread to ensure the population consumes sufficient amounts.
It’s a Nutrition Powerhouse!
Eating two kiwis daily has been proven to reduce the amount of oxidative damage to your cells and improve the repair of DNA caused by oxidative stress
Great for Your Heart!
Kiwis help reduce platelet aggregation which is a known risk for cardiovascular disease. Platelet aggregation contributes to arterial and blood vessel blocking, which kiwifruit has been shown to reduce.
Natural Weight Loss Fruit
For kiwis to be low in calories is a huge plus point but it’s way more than just something dieters may be attracted to to stay in shape. It’s powerpacked with Vitamin C, E, potassium and lutein and it’s widely used as a digestive aid so digestion becomes so much more efficient. I actually feel lighter because it relieves that bloated feeling. It’s wonderful!
I would urge you to try eating kiwis regularly because it’s like taking a natural supplement and don’t just do it as a short term thing. Weave it into your diet and make it a part of your regimen because it’s so good for you!