February 22, 2017

Kiwi Power

The kiwifruit is one of the most nutrient-filled fruits. It contains considerable amounts of vitamin C for body resistance, and the mineral potassium for the optimum functioning of major muscles, especially the heart’s cardiac muscles. It also has significant quantities of the antioxidant compound flavonoid, and omega-3 fatty acids that lower triglyceride level. But even more than these, did you know that kiwis provide some more practical benefits?

 

Send your spirits soaring with the natural wonderful power of fresh kiwis! Listed are the properties of the kiwi fruit that can do amazing things for you and how you can reap those benefits. Kiwis have:

 

1.  The fruit acid that creates flawless skin

 

Kiwis are ideal for bringing out your natural beauty, thanks to their rich supply of ascorbic acid. This astringent compound tightens pores and neutralizes bacteria that can cause blemishes.

 

Complexion Clearing Toner

Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 peeled and mashed kiwi. Let cool, then strain. Add 1 tbsp. vodka to the remaining liquid, and then stir well. Transfer to a resalable bottle. Apply to skin with a cotton ball. It can be stored in a refrigerator for a maximum of 10 days.

 

2.  The compounds that boost heart health

 

Enjoying fresh kiwis can improve the circulation of blood in the body. Participants in a study at the University of Oslo in Norway, who ate three kiwis a day saw an 18 percent reduction in blood clots and a 15 percent drop in triglycerides (fats in the blood). Researches credit the fruit’s high concentration of phytonutrients, compounds that prevent dangerous blood clots from forming and regulate levels of fatty acids in the blood.

 

Ticker Friendly Salsa

Peel and dice 3 kiwis. Combine them with 3/4 cup chopped mangoes, 3 tbsp. chopped cilantro, 2 tbsp. lime juice, 1 tbsp. minced green chilies and 1 1/2 tsp. honey. Mix gently taking care not to mash the fruits. Serve with tortilla chips or over fish or chicken entrees.

 

3.  The sweet scent that delivers instant energy

 

Before tackling a big do-it-yourself project, consider taking a whiff of fresh kiwi fruit. The invigorating citrus aroma stimulates the reticular activating system, that part of the brain which is responsible for wakefulness. Inhaling the aroma of a kiwi leads to an instant energy surge that will help you sail through any task.

 

Potpourri pick-me-upper

Heat oven to 200°F. Slice 3 kiwis, 1 apple and 1 orange into thin segments. Place sliced fruits on baking sheets. Bake for 1 hour, or until the fruit slices are dry and crisp. Cool before transferring to a bowl. Place the bowl where you can get a whiff of the potpourri in the morning, guaranteeing an energy-filled start of day!

 

4.  The color that evaporates tension

 

Who would have thought that gazing at the flesh of the kiwi fruit can melt the day’s anxieties and worries? Looking at the green hue soothes the sympathetic nervous system, causing blood pressure to decrease and heart rate to slow down. This reaction makes the alpha brain waves that are stressed to revert to the calmer beta variety. The result: a relaxed yet invigorated you!

 

Author Note:

The article is written by Aishwarya Vohra from Offshore Ally- a company that offers VA for real estate services. She is one among many smart virtual assistant who loves to contribute on health and fitness blog.

Comments

  1. jim brandano says:

    Love Kiwi in salads or just as a treat. We have moved to what must be the Kiwi pie capitol but I have never really liked the pie!!!
    some interesting tips here that I was not aware of Thank You

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  2. Yes Jim I love kiwi in salads too but also I love it rough, eating it with small spoon :). Kiwi is connecting of healthy food and pleasure.

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