Health Benefits of Kiwi Fruit

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The boldly colored kiwi fruit is an exotic, tropical fruit with a sweet tangy taste. It’s packed with flavor and is considered an underrated superfood. Boasting abundant health benefits from boosting the immune system to supporting heart health, there’s not much the kiwi can’t do.

Both the green and gold kiwi fruit contain considerable amounts of vitamins and are extremely low in calories. To maximize the nutrient content of kiwi fruit, it needs to be eaten raw. Add it into a morning smoothie or fruit salad for the recommended daily dose of vitamin C. Kiwi fruit has so many health benefits.

1. Supports Immunity

One small size kiwi fruit contains an impressive 64 mg of vitamin C, which is close to the average daily dosage of 75 to 90 milligrams recommended for adult females and males, respectively.1FoodData Central, fdc.nal.usda.gov/. Vitamin C is found in most fruit and vegetables and is considered one of 13 vitamins required for the body to work properly.2‘Vitamins and Minerals for Older Adults.’ National Institute on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nia.nih.gov/health/vitamins-and-minerals-older-adults.

Vitamin C cannot be produced naturally by the body, but the body needs it for a strong immune system and other functions.3Team, Heart and Vascular. ‘3 Vitamins That Are Best for Boosting Your Immunity.’ Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic, Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic, 1 Feb. 2021, health.clevelandclinic.org/3-vitamins-best-boosting-immunity/. Many people add supplements to their diet or increase their intake naturally. Eating a couple of kiwi fruits a day helps ensure a healthy dose.

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