The Health Benefits of Kiwi: Surprising Ways It Heals

Who knew that vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more healthy nutrients were packed into this little fuzzy brown fruit!

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 degeneration


Kiwi contains both lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants associated with good eye health.

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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.

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