18 September 2018 | Other | By NFS Correspondent
With the glee of monsoon comes the gloom of common colds, seasonal flu and myriad infections. But, before you start whining and refrain from enjoying the downpours, we bring you the perfect antidote to all your health apprehensions this monsoon. The Chilean Kiwifruit, prominent of the berry family, is packed with various health benefits which will save you from all health troubles. Here are the top 7 reasons why they should be your go-to fruit this monsoon.
Reason 1: To dive into the Vitamin Depository
According to recent studies, this super fruit is laden with countless vitamins and minerals. For instance, it contains three times more vitamin C than an orange. One fruit can almost meet your daily requirement of C. It is also rich in lutein, a substance more increasingly appreciated for its effectiveness in reducing risk of cancer, heart disease and preventing cataracts. It is also high in other minerals like cooper, magnesium, Vitamin E etc.
Reason 2: To Bid Skin Problems Adieu
The humid monsoon gets reflected on your skin within hours. The weather seizes your natural glow with all the stickiness and dullness. Not only that, monsoon is the time when majority of the skin allergies get aggravated. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, kiwifruit protects your skin and heals it with care and nourishment.
Reason 3: Protect your Gut’s Feelings
Monsoon cravings are an inevitable part of the season but so is the stomach sensitivity. Kiwi fruit is high in fibre which is known to support digestion. Kiwifruits are the only fruit containing a soluble enzyme called actinide. This enzyme helps in the digestion of proteins and relieves the bloated feeling. Moreover, kiwis are packed with high antioxidants that slow down the activity of free radicals which are by-products of a normal metabolism. So you can gobble down lip-smacking snacks made with Kiwis without thinking twice.
Reason 4: To look away from eye infections
With rains pouring down our window, there is always a knock of eye infections at our doorstep, such as conjunctivitis, eye styes, etc. But fighting back such infections with Kiwis, is as effortless as blinking. Ophthalmologists have found that eating three or more kiwi fruits per day, the risk of eye degeneration decreases by 36%.
Reason 5: To Increase Folate Intake
Monsoon is guilty to make us, especially children a little too sluggish in their daily routines. Folate is one of the B-vitamins and is needed to make red and white blood cells in the bone marrow, convert carbohydrates into energy, and produce DNA and RNA. Chilean Kiwifruit is packed with folic acid and hence are the perfect addition to kick start your day with energy and exuberance. It is known to benefit expecting mothers, women who are trying to conceive and growing children.
Reason 6: To keep your heart safe
Heart related issues tend to intensify during the changing weather. Kiwifruit, binds equal amount of potassium as a banana but with lesser calories. Potassium is the key to facilitate proper heart functioning and also enables skeletal and smooth muscle contraction. It also contains high amount of Magnesium which helps in keeping the heart rhythm steady.
Reason 7: To keep a check on your Blood sugar and Cholesterol level
Often during the monsoon, we tend to give in to the temptation of binge-ing and end up eating countless pakoras and samosas. The repercussions being spiked cholesterol and blood sugar level. Chilean kiwifruit encourages normal blood pressure, and is involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. It is hence the right choice to include low fat and low sodium kiwifruit to keep your cholesterol and blood sugar controlled.
The above listed reasons are a drop to the ocean of health benefits that kiwifruit has to offer. So don’t dither when it comes to soaking in the rapture of the season. Let kiwifruit help boost your immune system to avoid common diseases this monsoon.