Kiwi (or Chinese wildly grape) is one of the tastiest, healthiest fruits. It originates from the Chinese province Shanxi located in southern China. This exotic fruit is recognized as a national symbol of China.
At the beginning of the twenties of the last century, the seeds of kiwi were transferred to New Zealand by missionaries. Kiwi was national fruit until New Zealand widespread it throughout the world and now kiwi is grown in many places in Europe and in North America. However, the biggest production of kiwi comes from California. This fruit got its name after the bird race that lives in New Zealand.
The Kiwi fruits are rich in phyto-chemicals, vitamins and minerals and other beneficial ingredients that maintain and improve human’s health. It is 0ften called the fruit of eternal youth.
Numerous studies have confirmed that this delicious fruit, because of its richness of healthy and beneficial nutrients, is very good for our health, but also helps in prevention and treatment in many diseases and other health problems. Therefore, Kiwi is declared “super food”. Other ”super foods” are whereabouts and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, plums, broccoli, kale and others.
Kiwi is rich in antioxidant polyphenols, and contains them greater quantity than oranges, mandarins or apples.
Natural remedy against many diseases
The results from a study conducted by researchers from the University “Teikio” in Tokyo have shown that polyphenols Kiwi have strong antioxidant activity and destroy free radicals produced in the body, which can lead to cell damage and the development of many diseases. Kiwi prevents the development of diseases caused by oxidative stress and damage caused by diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardiac arrest, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, malignant diseases…
The specific biological activity of kiwi protects the heart and blood vessels, regulates blood pressure and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. It also reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Kiwi is soluble fiber (3.8 grams in 100 grams of fruit, which is 10% of the recommended daily dose). Which means it is an excellent natural laxative. Fiber protects the lining of the intestines, so that it reduces the time of exposure to toxic substances and the tying of carcinogens in the colon.
Kiwi is rich in vitamin C, A and E, K, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, potassium, magnesium… It helps in regulating blood sugar, so it is recommended for people who suffer from diabetes.