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Why is kiwi healthy? 9 reasons!

  1. The kiwi is one of the most popular types of fruit in the Netherlands. Not surprising, because with that delicious fresh taste it is ideal if you want something different than apples and pears. But you certainly don't eat kiwi just because it is tasty. You simply do your body a great favor with it.

  2. The kiwi is one of the most popular types of fruit in the Netherlands. Not surprising, because with that delicious fresh taste it is ideal if you want something different than apples and pears. But you certainly don't eat kiwi just because it is tasty. You also simply do your body a great favor.

  1. In today's blog, we give you nine reasons why kiwi is healthy. That way you will know exactly why you are bringing a net into your home next time!

Is kiwi healthy?

  1. The kiwi has not been known for very long in Europe. Originally from China - a few generations ago the fruit was also called the Chinese gooseberry. At a certain point, however, it was noticed that the hairy skin was very similar to the kiwi, the famous New Zealand bird. The fruit was then quickly assigned the same name!

  1. Kiwis are now popular worldwide, and for good reason. It is an incredibly healthy fruit. But why exactly? We've listed it for you!

  1. An important reason why kiwi is healthy is of course - as with all fruit - that it contains many vitamins. To begin with, the kiwi is rich in vitamin C. It contains even more of that than an orange, which is known as a good supplier of vitamin C. In fact, you get just as much of this vitamin with one kiwi as with three lemons!

  1. All that means that kiwis are super good for your immune system. In addition, this vitamin provides several other benefits. It stimulates the production of collagen, a substance that keeps your skin elastic.

  2. All that means that kiwis are super good for your immune system. In addition, this vitamin provides several other benefits. This way it stimulates the production of collagen, a substance that keeps your skin elastic.

  1. Another vitamin that kiwis are rich in is vitamin E. It is an antioxidant, a substance that counteracts cell damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin E can therefore reduce the aging of your skin, for example, and reduce the risk of chronic inflammation. It is also good for your resistance and protects the tissue of your muscles, for example.

  1. Then there is vitamin B11, known to many people as folic acid. You need this vitamin to make red and white blood cells. It is also important for the nervous system and, like many B vitamins, the energy supply within the body.

  1. Unborn children especially need a lot of vitamin B11 in order to develop properly. For pregnant women, taking a folic acid supplement is therefore recommended (no matter how many other kiwis they eat ...)

  1. Another reason to call kiwi healthy is the mineral potassium. An average kiwi contains no less than 7% of your daily recommended amount of this mineral! That's a good thing, because many people get too little of it.

  1. Potassium is especially important for keeping your blood pressure healthy. It works as a counterbalance to sodium: sodium raises your blood pressure, potassium lowers it. Eating enough potassium is therefore important to keep the risk of cardiovascular disease low. By the way, kiwis also reduce your cholesterol, which further reduces the risk of problems.

  2. Potassium is especially important for keeping your blood pressure healthy. It works as a counterbalance to sodium: sodium raises your blood pressure, potassium lowers it. Eating enough potassium is therefore important to keep the risk of cardiovascular disease low. Kiwis also reduce your cholesterol, which further reduces the risk of problems.

  1. Kiwis contain about three grams of dietary fiber per 100 grams - about two grams per kiwi. Fiber is incredibly healthy. This way they ensure that the good bacteria in your intestines remain healthy and that nutrients can easily be absorbed from your food.

  1. They also make you feel full quickly, because they build up in your stomach and intestines. Many people do not get their daily intake of 30 to 40 grams of fiber. Eating enough fruit and vegetables will help you achieve that goal!

  1. Calories are not unhealthy, but if you want to lose weight, it is nice to eat filling foods that still provide little energy. Kiwi certainly falls into that category, as do most fruits. One medium kiwi provides less than 50 calories. Especially when you consider how many other foods it contains, that is an excellent choice!

  1. Kiwis contain two substances, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for keeping your eyes healthy. In particular, they reduce the risk of macular degeneration. This is an eye disease that affects elderly people in particular, and can even lead to blindness in the long run.

  2. Kiwis contain two substances, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for keeping your eyes healthy. In particular, they reduce the risk of macular degeneration. This is an eye disease that mainly affects the elderly, and which can even lead to blindness in the long run.

  1. Research among 110,000 people has shown that you can reduce the risk of this disease by more than a third by eating three kiwis a day. Now that is of course a lot, but a little less kiwi is probably already making sense. In addition, many other fruits also contain lutein and zeaxanthin.

  1. Kiwis can help your digestion in more ways than just fiber. This has to do with the substance actinidin, an enzyme that occurs in these fruits. Actinidin helps your body to break down and digest proteins. This is also the reason why you should not eat kiwis with dairy products. The same enzyme affects the proteins in milk and causes it to curdle quickly!

  1. Besides vitamin E, there are also a number of other antioxidants that make the kiwi healthy. For example, kiwis contain polyphenols, a group of anti-inflammatory antioxidants. These are the same substances that, for example, ensure that red wine can help against cardiovascular disease. All the different antioxidants together ensure that you are less susceptible to disease, inflammation and cell damage due to toxic substances in your diet.



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