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Five Benefits from Kiwi for Digestion

You may have heard of the many health benefits of kiwi fruit, but its powers as a natural digestive are often overlooked in favor of the other ways in which its nutrients can help the body. Kiwi fruits are regarded as a super fruit. They’re packed full of antioxidants, Vitamin C, potassium, folate, polyphenols (phenolic acid), and fiber. They’re also a good source of Vitamin E. But let’s take a look at the specific ways that the kiwi fruit can aid your digestion Improves Digestion of Protein  Protein digestion problems can create havoc in the body as protein is an essential source of amino acids, needed for all types of cellular functions. What’s more, undigested protein leads to a buildup of toxins in the large intestine. A toxic colon produces all kinds of problems including bloating and gas, weight gain, lower back pain, body odor, and bad breath. In 2010, a scientific study confirmed long held beliefs that kiwi fruits assist in the digestion of several common food proteins. Relieves Constipation  There have been a couple of studies carried out on the laxative effective of kiwi fruits. One study was conducted on a group of 33 chronically constipated Chinese patients, while the other study involved 38 elderly people. In both studies, patients were given two kiwi fruits a day. The study on the Chinese patients found that ingesting kiwi fruits increased complete spontaneous bowel motions in the majority of patients. Improves Bowel Function In Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sufferers Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal system. It’s characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and alternating diarrhea and constipation. Treatment of this debilitating disease can be difficult. Prevents Against Oxidative DNA Damage Scientific research, such as this study and […]
By |October 1st, 2013|Diet|0 Comments

Kiwi Improves Digestion

Eating kiwi fruit can help in better digestion, new research says. According to research, the green kiwi fruit has enzyme actinidin, which is not present in any other fruit. This enzyme can deliver enhanced gastric digestion, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “Although somewhat already recognised as a natural digestive aid, this research focused on the role of kiwi fruit in the breaking down of food protein that can be particularly hard to digest in comparison to other foods,” Nele Moorthamers, European marketing manager of kiwifruit exporter Zespri, which conducted the research, said in a statement. “Kiwi fruit is rich in actinidin which breaks down protein quicker and more effectively than digestive enzymes can do alone, making kiwi fruit a perfect choice to overcome digestive issues,” added Moorthamers. The study promotes the use of kiwi fruit as a part of an individual’s daily diet.
By |September 23rd, 2013|Diet|0 Comments