Tuesday, May 10, 2011

KIWI : the tiny fruit with lots of fiber and vitamin c
Kiwi is a kind of tiny berries with a group of cultivars of wood vine Actinidia deliciosa and hybrids between this and species in the genus Actinidia. Actinidia native of Shaanxi, China. Initially named Gosberi China, this fruit was renamed for reasons of export marketing in the 1950's, became melonette which later changed to "kiwi" is derived from the name of the bird can not fly from New Zealand.

Health experts have examined the antioxidant content and nutrients in kiwi is very high. Benefits of kiwi fruit to produce fitonutrients which can produce large amounts of polyphenols. Polyphenols own untukdan useful antidote to free radicals. Kiwi was also rich in vitamin A which is good for the eyes.

Excellence is another kiwi, in addition to nutrition, including the largest in the appeal of other fruits, calorie levels are among the lowest. In one egg, kiwi fruit contains approximately 85 calories. Because of the lack of calories that are owned, kiwi a favorite of people who are on a diet. The content of vitamin C in the kiwi larger about two times more than oranges and 17 times more than apples.  

Kiwi also contains vitamins E, B1, B2, B6, and vitamin A. The role of vitamin C and E in kiwi function as an antioxidant, a substance-free antidote to cause premature aging and cancer prevention.

Kiwi also contain water and electrolytes that is high enough, so good for the human body needs water and mineral energy replacement. Kiwi can be used to relieve nausea and reduce the risk of kidney stones.

The content of nutrients in every 100 grams (3.5 onz): 
Energy             255 kJ (61 kcal)
Carbohidrat    14.66 g
- Sugar             8.99 g
- Fiber              3.0 g
Fat                    0.52 g
Protein             1.14 g
- Lutein and zeaxanthin    122 ug 
Thiamine (Vit. B1)    0.027 mg (2%) 
Riboflavin (Vit. B2),  0.025 mg (2%) 
Niacin (Vit. B3)   0.341 mg (2%) 
Vitamin B6     0.63 mg (48%)
Folate (Vit. B9)   25 ug (6%)
Vitamin C    92.7 mg (155%)
Vitamin E    1.5 mg (10%) 
Vitamin K    40.3 g (38%)
Calcium    34 mg (3%)
Iron   0.31 mg (2%) 
Magnesium   17 mg (5%)
Phosphorus   34 mg (5%)
Potassium    312 mg (7%) 
Sodium    3 mg (0%)
Zinc    0.14 mg (1%)
Manganese    0.098 mg

Every day, humans need approximately 30 grams of fiber for nutritional adequacy. Kiwi has about 4 grams of fiber. If you do not feel like eating vegetables or other fruits, you can eat 7 or 8 kiwi fruit to satisfy the needs of fiber to help improve your diet program.

So, what are the other benefits contained in this tiny fruit diet in addition to your friends?
  • Kiwi help improve cardio vascular health, prevents accumulation and plaque on artery walls.
  • Kiwi contains carotenoids, flavonoids and plant nutrition as the best source of antioxidants to fight cancer.
  • Kiwi is the best source of vitamin E. Making the kiwi as an intake in your daily diet to maintain skin health.
  • Kiwi contains actinidin, an enzyme similar to papain in papaya. Chemical reaction to break down proteins.
  • Kiwi can prevent asthma, cough, protecting DNA and protect the health because they contain many vitamins and antioxidants.

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