Kiwi: Properties and benefits

The kiwi is a fruit with truly exceptional virtues. It is famous for its very high vitamin C content and therefore for its strong antioxidant properties and beneficial effects on our cardiovascular system. Just take one kiwi a day to satisfy our needs for this precious vitamin. It is very rich in soluble and insoluble fibers and is therefore very suitable for overcoming conditions of constipation (it is very effective to take, on an empty stomach, two kiwis in the morning together with two glasses of water to overcome even the most stubborn forms of constipation) . It is therefore extremely useful for the health and proper functioning of the intestine and, therefore, of our immune system. Its high water content (82% of its weight) gives it hydrating properties. Kiwi seeds are particularly rich in vitamin E which increases the antioxidant virtues of this precious fruit. It is also very rich in mineral salts such as potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium etc. and therefore has strong remineralising and restorative properties. This precious fruit also contains an abundant presence of lutein, a carotenoid that is very useful for keeping our eyes and vision healthy. It is also very rich in quercetin which has proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The kiwi is therefore a fruit with very high preventive and therapeutic virtues for our body. It would be advisable to consume it every day (preferably in the morning on an empty stomach) even in the form of juice. Alone or associated with other acidic fruits such as lemons or oranges.