As a fruit, Kiwi is undoubtedly one of the most power-packed pieces of goodness you can get into your body.
It’s loaded with vitamin C (almost twice that of oranges), which boosts immunity and works as a powerful antioxidant. It’s also high in fibre and according to research conducted by Taipei Medical university, is said to promote the hormone serotonin, thereby making is useful for sleeping disorders.
In terms of digestion, it can help with mild disorders and tummy upsets, thanks to an enzyme known as actinidain, which works to break down proteins. And If you’re trying to have a baby, put kiwi fruit on your plate daily – it’s rich in Folate, which is essential for the healthy development the foetus.
Put simply, this oval shaped, fuzzy fruit is a literal powerhouse of nutrients, containing vitamins Vitamins A, B6, B12, E, and potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium, all of which work to support healthy bodily functions.
In terms of skin care, it works both internally and externally. When ingested, it helps support an alkaline state in the body, which is important for clear, glowing skin. It is also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which help to maintain hydration in the skin and improve suppleness and elasticity.
Applied topically, kiwifruit oil has myriad benefits. With its potent levels of alpha linolenic acid, it works to repair the skin at a cellular level and its high levels of vitamin C and E boost skin elasticity and provide intense nourishment and hydration. A soothing antidote for sensitive and oily complexions, it also works to relieve and clear acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Tasty, refreshing and youth-enhancing… it certainly is a super skin care food!