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    Health Benefits of Kiwi Fruit

    Kiwi fruits are rich in many Vitamins, flavonoids and minerals. In particular, they contain a high amount of Vitamin C (more than oranges), as much potassium as bananas and a good amount of beta-carotene.

    Studies in Italy, though, performed on 6-7 year old children, have also demonstrated additional health benefits to the respiratory tract. In particular, children that were fed 5-7 portions a week of citrus and kiwifruits had 44% less probability wheezing compared to children eating less than once a week.

    Shortness of breath was reduced by 32%,night time cough by 27%, severe wheeze by 41%, chronic cough by 25%, and runny nose by 28%. This results is not only traceable to the content in Vitamin C or Potassium, but in substances which are still largely unknown contained in kiwi fruit.

    These substances are most likely flavonoids that help protect our cells from oxidative damage, and are therefore considered very helpful in protecting our DNA from mutations and damage.

    Protection from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)
    A series of studies published by the Archives of Ophthalmology have proven that consuming 3 or more servings of fruit per day (including kiwi fruits) can reduce by 36% the risk of developing an eye-related disease called ARMD (the primary cause of vision impairment in adults), if compared to people who only consume 1.5 servings of fruit per day.

    The study was conducted on 110.000 women and men and lasted several decades. Surprisingly, the study found that while vegetables were not correlated with an improved resistance to the disease, fruits containing high amount of Vitamin C,A and E (the most common antioxidant vitamins) helped significantly in protecting against ARMD.

    Anti Oxidant properties of Kiwi Fruit
    It is important to note that kiwi fruits contain a remarkable amount of Vitamin C, E and A. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that has been proven to protect our body from free radicals, dramatically improving the health of individuals who consumed it regularly against all kinds of disease, from cardiovascular problems to cancer and obesity.

    Vitamin E has been proven to have similar effects, but is fat-soluble and thus is complimentary to Vitamin C in its functions. Kiwi fruits contain both these vitamins in high amount, which help protect our body against free radicals from all fronts.

    Kiwi fruits have a high fiber content
    The high content in dietary fiber helps improving diseases such as diabetes, by controlling sugar levels, and cancer color, since fiber binds to toxic compounds in the colon and helps us expel them.

    Fiber has also been proven to reduce cholesterol levels, improving the conditions of patients with cardiovascular diseases and lowering the probability of heart attacks.

    Summary of Kiwifruit Health Benefits
    Eating kiwi fruit is clearly a healthy choice, and it is particularly useful in these cases:


     


    Prevents Asthma
    Prevents wheezing and coughing, especially in children
    Protects our DNA from mutations
    Provides a healthy amount of antioxidants and vitamins
    Helps prevent colon cancer thanks to a high fiber content



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    Hi friend, I had knew this kiwi fruits from my friend. So I want find in USA also.

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    Here are some benefits of Kiwi fruit :

    asthma and other respiratory diseases

    Fights cardiovascular diseases

    Protects your eyes

    Manage blood pressure

    Supports healthy birth

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    Health benefits of Kiwi Fruit are below:

    Help reduce wrinkles
    Helps the body make melanin
    Helps prevent anemia
    Regulates blood sugar levels

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    Health benefits of Kiwi fruit :

    1. Fights cardiovascular diseases
    2. Supports healthy birth
    3. Manage blood pressure
    4. Anti cancer
    5. Protects your eyes

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    There are so many benefit of kiwi fruit and I have discusses here some of the very nice benefit.
    Prevents Asthma
    Prevents wheezing and coughing, especially in children
    Protects our DNA from mutations
    Provides a healthy amount of antioxidants and vitamins
    Helps prevent colon cancer thanks to a high fiber content

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    As per my opinion below is the benefits of kiwi fruits

    Protects your eyes
    Asthma and other respiratory diseases
    Fights cardiovascular diseases
    Supports healthy birth
    Manage blood pressure

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    thank u mate...
    good work

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    These are the main benefits of it.
    1. Protects your eyes
    2. Manage blood pressure
    3. Supports healthy birth.

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    In my opinion here are the benefits of kiwifruit

    Protect your eyes
    Supports healthy birth
    Controlling blood pressure
    Combating cardiovascular diseases
    Asthma and other respiratory diseases

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