Speak Another Language?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kiwi Fruits: Packed Full of Natural Goodness!!

I was at the store this week and the kiwi fruits were calling my name!  Once I had the kids down for their nap I cut one in half, got a spoon and ate it right out of the peel! WOW!  I forgot how good they are.  

Kiwi fruits are a wonderful source of Vitamin C, (actually more than oranges), Vitamin A and Vitamin E!  They also contain as much potassium as Bananas and have high fiber content.   Who knew that those little brown fuzzy things could be packed with so much natural goodness!

An interesting fact that I did not know is studies have shown Kiwi fruits to have benefits to the respiratory tract, especially in children.  These studies showed a decrease in wheezing and coughing (asthma) in children who were fed 5-7 portions a week of citrus and kiwifruits.  

Rich in antioxidants and enzymes, and sweet tasting, kiwi fruits make a wonderful snack with many health benefits!

Try making a smoothie with Kiwi fruit, strawberries and a banana.  Quick, healthy and DELICIOUS!  What do you like to do with Kiwi fruits?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More