Benefits of fruits - Until now there was not a magic pill that could ward off deadly diseases as well as making slim. But there is another solution, something that not only create a healthy and slimming, but also taste good, namely a kiwi fruit.
Elisa Zied, MS, nutritionist and author of Feed Your Family Right, says kiwis are included in one of the 10 super foods (super food). Kiwi include multitasking fruit because they contain disease-fighting nutrients, taste good, contain fewer calories, plus making the skin young. Really super!
Kiwi fruit is often identified with New Zealand. In fact, the fruit skin and looks like a brown fur is actually originated from China and the new into New Zealand early 1990s.
The success of the kiwi fruit industry in New Zealand could not be separated from services Isabel Fraser, a teacher who brought home the seeds of the kiwi after visiting relatives in China. Kiwi seeds were then given to families Allison, who was wrestling in the field of horticulture. Since then farming in New Zealand kiwi fruit begins.
The original name is The Tao of kiwi fruit. New Zealanders think the fruit has a taste of 'gooseberry' and called 'Chinese gooseberry'. New fruit around the year 1959 was given the name "kiwi fruit" after setting the kiwi bird as a symbol of New Zealand.
In the world market today, there are two types of kiwi fruit, ie, green (green) and gold (gold). green kiwi Actinidia deliciosa using botanical names and kiwi called Actinidia chinensis gold. Slightly sour flavor of green kiwi and fresh. Medium gold kiwi taste sweeter on the tongue.
Vitamin C content in green kiwi 92.7 mg vitamin C per 100 grams, slightly below the vitamin C content of the gold kiwi reached 105.4 mg per 100 grams.
Nevertheless, according Fiastuti vitamin C content in kiwi green and gold more than oranges and papaya. Meanwhile its vitamin E content than mangoes and papayas.
In addition to vitamins, these two types of kiwi fruit is also rich in fiber is good for the health of the digestive tract. Not only that, the fibers can also be enough to keep blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol levels in the blood.
Rich in nutrients and antioxidants
One of the benefits of kiwi fruit is a soft texture, delicious taste and aroma are distinctive and fresh. Yet beneath the hairy brown skin, kiwi is the most nutrient-rich fruit.
A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showed that of 27 types of commonly consumed fruits such as papaya, mango, and avocado, kiwi apparently has the highest nutrient density.
Size nutrient density (nutrient density) is usually used to measure the dietitian nutritional value of certain food ingredients compared with other food ingredients in equal portions. Higher nutrient density, the better the quality of the material.
Kiwi fruit is also known as rich viamin C, A and E. The content of vitamin C in the kiwi fruit two times more than oranges. While the amount of vitamin E in kiwi twice more than the mango.
Vitamins C and E so we need as a source of antioxidants. According to nutritionists Witjaksono dr.Fiastuti, Sp.GK, one or two grains every day was enough kiwis to meet the requirement of vitamin C per day. "Women aged 19-30 years need about 45 mg of vitamin C per day. Meanwhile, in pregnant women increased to 60 mg/day during lactation and in need 85 mg/day," he explained.
According Prof.Made Astawan, in the book Nutrient Content of Various Foods, in addition to vitamins C and E, another antioxidant found in fruits such as kiwi-carotene, lutein, xanthophyll, flavonoids, and so forth.
Eat foods that contain antioxidants are believed to prevent dangerous illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and premature aging. One theory why someone might be old is due to free radicals. Oxidation process will also cause DNA damage that led to the emergence of cancer.
Antidote to free radicals that are known at this time is an antioxidant. Kiwi antioxidant capacity against free-radical compounds ranked third highest after the orange and red wine.
Antioxidants contained in the kiwi fruit is the most easily metabolized and absorbed into the body's blood vessels. That's why the food sources of antioxidants such as the kiwi is strongly recommended for those who want to be healthy naturally.[kompas.com]