Kiwi: The Most Super of the Superfoods

There are plenty of reasons to incorporate kiwi fruits into your diet besides the main one: They Are Delicious!

Kiwis are considered one of the superfoods because of their high vitamin C and antioxidant content.  One kiwi has more vitamin C than and orange will provide you with your daily requirements for vitamin C.  Plus, they are loaded with phytontrients that protect the DNA in the nucleus of the cells from oxygen-related damage.

Kiwis

Kiwis, when eaten on a regular basis, contribute to heart health, reduce the risk of blood clots, and macular degeneration and their rich fiber content helps protect the colon from toxins.

Low-Calorie, Nutrition-Dense Fruit

The easiest way to eat a kiwi is to slice it down the middle and scoop out the fruit with a spoon.

Cut Kiwi

They can be easily peeled, sliced and added to fruit and green salads.

Strawberry Kiwi Salad

Strawberry Kiwi Salad

They do contain enzymes that act as a food tenderizer and tend to become mushy if they are cut too long before time to serve them.  If you want to serve them as part of a meal, cut them up and add them as part of the final preparation.

They come in at around 42 calories each, so having a couple a day as a snack or sliced on your morning bowl of oatmeal, yogurt or added to a smoothie will add a healthy dose of vitamins and other nutrients to your diet without  putting you over your daily calorie limit.

Kiwis can be found at the local grocery year ’round, but they are a fall fruit and you will find that they are more abundant and at a very reasonable price at this time of year.

Kiwi is a perfect low-calorie, high nutrient food that are good for children and adults of any age.

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