Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Image: Zespri Kiwi

Reason # 1: Vitamin C
One serving of kiwifruit has 240% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C! This flu-fighter also wards off the effects of aging and stress, and powers up the immune system.

Reason # 2: Fiber
2 kiwifruit contain more fiber than a bowl of bran cereal. Fiber promotes a healthy heart, regular digestion, and helps lower cholesterol levels

Reason # 3: Potassium
A serving of kiwifruit has more potassium than a banana. A great fit for active lifestyles, potassium maintains fluid and electrolyte balance and releases energy during exercise

Reason # 4: Vitamin E
Kiwifruit is one of the few low-fat sources of this potent cleanser and antioxidant. It also helps to lower cholesterol and boost the immune system.

Reason #5: Antioxidants
Kiwifruit is antioxidant all-star! Antioxidants attack free radicals and harmful by-products in your body, reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke

Reason # 6: Folate
Kiwifruit contains close to 10% of the recommended daily value of folate, vital for the health of mother and child during pregnancy, and for the prevention of birth defects

Reason # 7: Magnesium
A healthy 30 mg of magnesium, which powers up energy levels and improves nerve and muscle function

Reason # 8: Lutein
This phytochemical found in kiwifruit helps to prevent age-related blindness and protect eyes against environmental stress and high-energy light

Reason # 9: Zinc
Important for guys: it helps produce testosterone. Everyone else needs the zinc in kiwifruit for healthy hair, skin, teeth and nails

Reason # 10: IT TASTES GREAT!

How do you enjoy kiwi?

  • jadegreen_eyz

    I love the flavor of kiwifruit but it, as well as fresh pineapple, cause my mouth to itch.

    • F. Steven

      Perhaps your eating the fruit when it is not ripened?

  • YourVirtualWizard/JanineGregor

    I eat kiwis for good eye health. I used to eat blueberries regularly until I read an article about the pesticides used for blueberries. Since blueberries are eaten whole the pesticides are more often ingested. However, since kiwis are peeled and the skin is hard, the risk of eating any pesticides is lessened.

    While I would like to purchase organic fruits and vegetables unfortunately, they are not always available. But when I can, I do buy these first.

    But I have been consuming kiwis in lieu of blueberries for eye health.