Benefits Of Kiwifruit Skin
Like many other fruits with a tougher skin though, most people will not eat it and that’s a shame because it’s there that the kiwi has a lot of nutritional health benefits… too many to just throw away!
Have a look at just several of the amazing benefits of kiwifruit skin…
Antioxidant – Strengthens Heart
Their skin has high levels of flavanoid compounds which act as antioxidants which protect our cells and recent epidemiological studies have shown it’s intake to help with heart disease and heart attacks, according to the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Oregon State University.
Helps With Constipation
According to Dr David Williams, patients have shown that eating 2-3 kiwi’s a day decreased constipation by improving bowel transit time.
May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
High levels of insoluble fiber, more commonly known as “roughage”. This type of fiber stimulates our intestines making food pass through more quickly which is key in not only helping to keep us regular and preventing constipation, but this fiber from the kiwifruit skin also picks up toxic waist from our digestive tract which some exports believe is helpful in the prevention of colon cancer.
Enzymes play a huge role in digestion health, low levels of it can wreck havoc on the entire digestive system. In fact, we couldn’t stay alive without them. They are killed when the foods that cotton them are cooked with high heat therefore more raw food is required or alternatively a supplement.
Just a few of the many benefits of enzymes are – getting rid of toxic wastes, digesting food, purifying blood, and help keep low blood cholesterol levels.
Prebiotics - the Ultimate Probiotic Booster
Many people are aware of the importance of probiotics in our digestive system but what many aren’t aware of yet is they need to be feed with prebiotic foods to make them grow. The fiber in the kiwi skin is one of the best prebiotic foods that are able to feed these probiotics (good bacteria) and keep levels balanced in favor of the good bacteria over bad bacteria which must happen to maintain good health.
Even with all these beneficial nutrients it would not be a good idea to eat any kiwifruit that has been grown with pesticides since most of these harmful chemicals would be contained in their skin. Buying organic fruit would be the way to go if you want to eat the entire fruit. Even the organic ones should be washed well because elements like dust, sand, and dirt can collect on the surface hairy layer of the skin.
You can still get all the benefits of the kiwifruit with a natural supplement or, you could grow your own. After finding out about their health benefits, my parents decided to plant some kiwi’s in their back yard, unfortunately it will be a couple years before we get to taste the fruit.
Most people are surprised to find out they grow on a vine, having just assumed they grew on a tree, like a lemon or an orange. Some experts believe this is why they’re so much more nutritious than most other fruit.
Most Manufacturers Destroy Important Nutrients in the Extraction Process
Obviously it’s necessary to take a kiwi supplement that includes the skin in the extraction process. Some manufacturers will produce a powder supplement but kill many of the fruit’s enzymes during the heating process, which will usually include unhealthy bonding agents and other chemicals.
The only product we have found that uses only water in the extraction process is KiwiKlenz, made by Xtend-Life in New Zealand and shipping all over the world with a one of a kind 6 month guarantee… the only company we’ve found with a guarantee like that.