September 6, 2018

Health Benefits of Kiwi

kiwi fruit

I eat clean, which means my plate is full of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.  Whole Foods is my best friend.  As I type this, I have a bowl of fresh cut up kiwi fruit.  I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know what the health benefits of kiwi fruit actually are.  So, as I do most days, I took my search to Google and looked up this information.  Today, I share it with you.

What are the Benefits of Eating Kiwi?

The Kiwi is a small fruit that offers plenty of flavor in addition to a ton of solid health benefits.  While they are unique in looks, having a brown, fuzzy outside with an iguana green inside, these tangy fruits have a lot of vitamin K & E, potassium, and folate.  Also filled with antioxidants, you’ll get the added benefit of having some additional fiber every time you consume this fruit.  Fiber is good.  Ask anyone.

I’ve never eaten the brown peel, but apparently it’s safe to eat.  To me, it’s probably the texture keeping me away from it.

Kiwi fruit benefits

As this fruit is grown in many locations, you can eat it every month of the year.  From November to May, they are grown in California.  The rest of the year, most are sourced from New Zealand.  I’ve been buying them year-round from Whole Foods and have never once noticed a differentiation in taste.

So, let me get into what research showed me when it comes to eating kiwi. Thanks to for the education.

Kiwi helps Asthma

Okay, I don’t have asthma, but it’s good for all of you wheezers out there.  This is due to the vitamin C.

Aids Digestion

This I can vibe with.  Digesting properly is absolutely key, and I take probiotics to help this with supplementation, but if I can get help with the foods I eat, even better. As mentioned earlier, this is due to the existence of fiber.  We all know fiber makes you poop.  Pooping regularly is good.

Boosts the Immune System

Once again, it’s that vitamin C kicking in again.  How many times do I have to explain the benefits of vitamin C?  We all know it rocks.

Reduces Other Health Conditions

Kiwi can reduce oxidative stress.  I don’t know what that is. I’m a comic.  But I looked it up, and it leads to health problems.  Health problems are not good.  Remember, pooping regularly is good.  But oxidative stress is not.  So let’s just keep it right there and agree that kiwi is super good for you.

Manages Blood Pressure

Okay, this is yet another thing I worry about and vibe with.  High blood pressure can lead to a stroke, which can be deadly.  So let’s be cognizant of this and eat a lot of kiwi.  Seriously, I joke a lot, but I don’t joke about blood pressure, it’s a very serious issue that hits close to home. A client at my cosmetology salon told me how Accutane works, and I guess some of you at might be interested in that. More often than not, acne sufferers have impaired sebaceous glands, which means that their skin pores become clogged. The drug loosens the upper layer of the skin making the epidermis peel much easier.

Reduces Blood Clotting

I’ve had a blood clot. It was awful.  The pain was brutal, and the time spent in the hospital was not fun.  Sure, people visited me and all, but the fact that a clot can kill you scares me.  Don’t get a blood clot.  Eat kiwi.

Protects Against Vision Loss

Kiwi’s have a huge amount of eaxanthin and lutein and they help protect from macular degeneration.

Can Kiwi be Bad for You?

There is always that one guy who will stand on a soap box and say I’m wrong.  Hey, I’m not wrong, I’m simply regurgitating science!

I’m reality, everyone has different bodies and different issues.  We all have our quirks that make us different, and in the case of kiwi, some people have an allergy. If you are allergic to hazelnuts, latex, or avocados, you are more prone to being allergic to kiwis.  Can’t make this up.

With all the benefit of eating kiwi stacking up to a better life, I’m going to continue to enjoy this magical fruit. 


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T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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