Kiwi ("Chinese gooseberry"), like many other natural products, is a concentrate of healthy and must be permanently present in the diet of any person.
There are at least a few reasons why you should include kiwi in your daily diet:
- low calorie product;
- no cooking needed, so you can use it for snacking.
The composition and benefits of kiwi
The main benefit of kiwi fruit is the high content of vitamin C - one of the most important vitamins for humans, providing antioxidant protection, immunostimulating effect, etc. The long-term sailors of the past have felt the importance of vitamin C for the body when they suffer from scurvy - a disease caused by ascorbic acid deficiency. , dying most of the crew. The mortality of the crew from this disease was even taken into account in the costs at the planning stage of the long voyage.
And although scurvy today is rare, symptoms of ascorbic acid deficiency can often be found. Moreover, the majority of men prefer animal products in which this vitamin is completely absent (with the exception of animal liver).
In addition to ascorbic acid, kiwi contains fiber, which improves intestinal motility, vitamin E , K, folic acid , polyunsaturated fats omega-3 and omega-6 , minerals of potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc. (see below).
The content of vitamins and minerals in 100 g of kiwi:
As can be seen from the composition, one medium fruit satisfies the daily need for vitamin C. For comparison, an orange contains two times less ascorbic acid. But it is better to use 2-3 or more kiwis during the day, because doctors often prescribe large doses of this antioxidant, since its excess does not threaten with consequences - an excess of ascorbic acid is easily excreted with urine.
What men recommended the use of kiwi in the first place?
Eating kiwi will be useful to all, without exception, but it is especially important to include this berry in the diet of men:
- exposed to toxic chemicals (industrial workers, car mechanics, builders, etc.);
- under stressful situations;
- often sick with colds and infectious diseases;
- consume a lot of caffeine (in this case, the body is hard to lose potassium).
How and how much to use kiwi?
Kiwi is not only useful, but also an affordable product. Thanks to imports, kiwi is available in stores year-round: it is sold in plastic containers, packaged by kilogram or by weight.
When buying a berry should be moderately elastic, but not too hard. Too hard fruit suggests that the product has not yet ripened. In this case, it is better to postpone kiwi for a couple of days at room temperature until it matures. On the other hand, the kiwi should not be too soft - this indicates a spoiled product.
When choosing a kiwi in a packaged container, visually inspect it from different angles, and especially pay attention to the bottom of the package, as it often happens that the container already contains rotting berries. Agree, it is a shame to throw out half of the purchased fruits, just because you did not inspect with the purchase. If you plan to stretch the use of the product for a couple of days, it makes sense to make a small package: leave the ripened hard fruits and use the soft berries first.
Kiwi, sold by weight, can vary in size, and, often, the best taste characteristics. Therefore, such fruits will cost a little more. But you can visually inspect and tactilely weed out the berries are too hard or too soft, that is, buy a better product.
Ways to use
Of course, it is better to use kiwi in its original form. For convenience, it is better to pre-peel the kiwi from the skin as if you were peeling potatoes. You can also use kiwi as one of the ingredients of a fruit salad or smoothie.
It is not necessary to engage in cooking, and in every way to handle the product, if you do not like it in its natural form (walking even in a processed form, the kiwi retains its useful properties). In this case, it is better to look for an alternative to kiwi, in the form of citrus fruits or other products with a high content of vitamin C.