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Kiwi Fruit

What are the health benefits of kiwis (kiwifruit)?

Posted January 28, 2014

The kiwifruit, native to northern China, was first brought to and cultivated in New Zealand at the turn of the 20th century and was then known as the Chinese Gooseberry. When the time came to export the fruit, to avoid the high duties charged on berries, the name was changed to the kiwifruit, or kiwi because of the fruits shared characteristics with New Zealand’s national symbol, the kiwi bird, which is also small, brown and fuzzy.

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Exotic superfruit: Considering the health benefits of kiwi

Posted September 1, 2013

Exotic, delicious and still wonderfully nutritious, kiwifruit should be an important part of your daily meal plans. Identified by its small, fuzzy shape and unique color, kiwi adds a unique flavor and powerful health benefits to your diet. From weight loss to digestion aid, kiwi is an amazing superfruit able to benefit your body in numerous ways.

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Kiwifruit daily can improve mood and energy

Posted August 23, 2013

Eating two kiwifruit a day can improve a person’s mood and give them extra energy, new research from the University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) shows. Over a six-week period, normally-healthy young men either ate two kiwifruit a day or half a kiwifruit daily as part of a research study into the potential mood-enhancing effects of the fruit.

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Kivia powder (kiwi fruit extract) shows gut health benefits

Posted July 9, 2013

An extract of kiwifruit containing Zyactinase called Kivia may enhance bowel movement frequency and improve other symptoms of occasional constipation, say new data from a randomized clinical trial.

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Reduce your heart disease risk with kiwi: Research

Posted July 7, 2013

Eating just two to three kiwifruits a day may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, research suggests. Although their name associates them with New Zealand, kiwifruits (or “kiwis”) are actually native to China. They are small, oval fruits with a fuzzy, brown exterior and a fleshy (usually green) interior filled with black seeds. Although commonly eaten peeled, the entire fruit is edible. The outside is slightly tough, while the inside is sweet and creamy.

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Effects of kivia powder on Gut health in patients with occasional constipation: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Posted June 10, 2013

To evaluate the efficacy of Kivia powder on supporting overall gut health through the relief of the discomfort of occasional constipation.

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Kiwi blackcurrants can reduce mental fatigue

Posted May 7, 2013

New Zealand’s blackcurrants can help stressed executives manage their busy work days, early research suggests.

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Kiwis: Winter fruit a source of vitamin C

Posted December 16, 2012

Kiwis, a semitropical fruit with a lime-green center, are a locavore’s dream come true in the middle of winter when no other local fruit is available. Soft like a peach, citrusy-tasting and chock-full of vitamin C, kiwis could be the area’s own answer to oranges and grapefruits from Florida.

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Kiwifruit found to be best vitamin C source

Posted November 4, 2012

Forget oranges, scientists are touting kiwifruit as the best source of vitamin C. New research shows eating one kiwifruit a day is enough to a achieve a healthy vitamin C level, while two ensure an optimal level. It also suggests food sources high in the vitamin should be the cornerstone of a healthy diet.

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Kiwifruit helps kick the common cold

Posted October 7, 2012

With the major cold season rapidly approaching, consumers are flocking to the cold and flu isle of the local grocery store to impede the onslaught of symptoms. What if one powerful little fruit could do the same thing? Would puffy-eyed, runny-nosed individuals be crowding the produce section? This month the British Journal of Nutrition thinks so. It published a study suggesting Gold Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) will decrease the severity and duration of upper respiratory tract infections in healthy older adults.

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