If you always worry about your kid not getting the right nutrition then it’s about time you put him or her on superfood diet. Superfood diet must include the carefully chosen vegetables and fruits that contain essential nutrients and vitamins. Originally known as the Chinese gooseberry, this fuzzy fruit was named kiwi by New Zealand natives. Today there are more than 400 different varieties of kiwi available and they are cultivated in a similar fashion as grapes.
Nutritional value of kiwi?
As per a study conducted at the Rutgers University, Kiwi is one of the most nutritionally dense fruit, and it is a naturally fat-free superfood. Kiwi contains fiber which aids in prevention of constipation and also prevents several types of cancers. The phytonutrients present in the superfood repair DNA and they work like antioxidants, protecting the body against several types of cancer.
Kiwi also contains high amounts of folic acid that is useful for creating red blood cells, Vitamin C that helps in iron absorption and heals wounds quickly, and Vitamin E that helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases. The superfood also contains several minerals such as chromium, calcium, iron, copper, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
Health benefits of kiwi fruit?
Several studies have proved the health benefits of kiwi, for example a study in Italy showed that kids having problems such as shortness of breath and coughing at night greatly benefitted from the use of kiwi. Those suffering from Asthma were found to get the most benefits. Also another study showed that kiwi fruits can significantly reduce blood clotting and also lower the triglycerides level. Yet another study showed that kiwi is capable of repairing and protecting body from DNA damage.
Kiwi can be used in several superfood recipes in interesting ways. It can be added to salads to add a nutritional punch to it. It can be made into a delicious smoothie, or added to your morning yogurt. Kiwi can also be incorporated into a citrusy jelly, jam, or chutney to enhance the taste.