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The Wonders of Kiwi Fruit

I love Australia for many reasons, the people, its natural beauty, Keith Urban, and kiwi fruit. What a delicious treat, and even more important, it’s packed with nutrients, many of which are believed to fend off certain cancers.

A study done by Rutgers University showed that ounce for ounce, the kiwi is the most nutrient dense fruit. It’s an excellent source of dietary fiber, and phytonutrients, which protect our bodies from some cancers.

It has payloads of folic acid which helps to produce red blood cells. Folic acid is also an important nutrient for expectant mothers. And when it comes to vitamin C, the kiwi provides about 230% of the RDA for the immune-boosting vitamin. Minerals too, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.

So we know now that kiwi is good for us, but how do you eat a kiwi? I say dig in, just cut off the top and spoon the tasty fruit right out. You can also eat the skin, but I suggest you buy organic kiwi, and still scrub the skin to get off some of the fuzz. There is lots of fiber in the skin as well. Of course you can use kiwi in so many ways. In salads, smoothies…whatever works for you. Just try to make kiwi a part of your regular diet, your body will thank you for it!

 

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