How Does The Kiwi Fruit Support Our Immune System
Vitamin C has been known to stimulate both the function and production of white blood cells (Leukocyte) which are part of our immune system. In particular, Neutrophil which destroys disease-causing agents, such as viruses or bacteria.
Native to the Yangtze River valley of Northern China, known and originally named as the Chinese gooseberry. At the turn of this century missionaries traveling through china were astonished to observe the healing properties and ease of cultivation and plantation of the vines, later returning back to New Zealand with the seeds to cultivate.
Now known and commonly referred to as the Kiwi Fruit (Actinidia deliciosa), or Kiwi which was renamed in New Zealand after the native national symbol the “Kiwi Bird”. This fruit has become a national source of export to the consumer with its high nutrient supplement and low-calorie intake.
Where is the kiwi fruit grown?
Due to the long growing season, to obtain the highest quality of fruit they have to be frost free for at least 240 days of the year. This is why the kiwi fruit is popular and grown in California, Italy, Chile and South Africa as the climate associated with those countries will maintain the variety of species, keeping the vines strong and healthy to produce a high financial export revenue for the farmers and nurserymen.
What are the health benefits of Vitamin C?
Vitamin C increases serum levels of antibodies, which is a specialised protein produced by white blood cells. As serum is a prevention of blood clotting, eating 2 kiwi fruits a day will provide you with (259/mg a day of vitamin c). Hence this will reduce blood pressure, heart disease, various forms of cancer, healthy skin texture and tone. We also need as human beings to increase the levels of whole blood without blood cells (plasma), obtaining the clotting factor, assisting the blood to cleanse and rejuvenate our heart and arteries. The kiwi fruit has one of the highest intake of vitamin C within a fruit.
The benefits of Potassium?
Each fruit is rich in potassium, an electrolyte, and essential dietary mineral. A small number of enzymes require potassium to be present for their activity to function correctly. To maintain the regulation of the chemistry of organisms and cells, it is vitally important and required in our bodies to have Enzymes.
To prevent chronic diseases, taking a regular and regulated level of potassium will help prevent the following illnesses of our modern times.
• High blood pressure
• Kidney Stones
The richest source of potassium is through our vegetables and fruit intake.
The benefits of copper?
Sourcing adequate copper in our foods is necessary for red blood cells formation and Iron intake. Iron supports the transport of oxygen, biological functions, and energy production. The most common deficiency worldwide is Iron, causing anemia; a clinical sign of copper deficiency, which affects primary children, a woman of childbearing age, and those with a heavy menstrual cycle.
The richest source of copper is through our diet and food supplements, kiwi fruit has a high percentage of copper within the daily guidance required to maintain a good level of copper within our endocrine system.
What other benefits can I receive by eating kiwi fruit daily?
Having a good diet, healthy start to the day and absorbing the kiwi fruit will help regulate:
1. A good nights sleep
2. Increase collagen in the skin
3. Reduce the risk of heart disease
4. Balance and regulate your bowels
5. Cleanse your liver
6. Restore you inner and outer energy field leaving you feeling refreshed, vibrant and full of life.
There are many ways you can eat or drink the kiwi fruit through juices, smoothies, salads and on its own. Find the time to source a really good farmer that can show you the fruits are 100% organic with no pesticides to benefit from gaining the highest nutrients value possible.
By Isabella Rose
All information provided is classed as Alternative therapy, if you feel you are suffering from any of the symptoms mentioned, please seek medical advice from a qualified Doctor or Practitioner.