Kiwi reduces high blood pressure
Kiwi has potassium, which helps lower blood pressure. It also contains pectin, a soluble fiber that helps keep blood cholesterol levels steady.
Kiwi protects against cancer
Kiwis contain phytochemicals, which help fight free radical damage that can eventually lead to cancer. They also have vitamin E and one large kiwi contains about 80 mg of vitamin C, which helps maintain a strong immune system.
Kiwi prevents macular degenerationFuse/Thinkstock
Kiwi contains both lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants associated with good eye health.
Content continues below ad
Kiwi aids in weight loss
Fiber is the key to feeling full longer, therefore eating less, and a large kiwi is full of it. Added bonus: a large kiwi is only 55 calories, making it the perfect snack.