Also called kiwifruit or Chinese gooseberry, kiwi is a perfect example for 'good things come in small packages'. Kiwi has gained a fair share of the fan base in recent years for its unique taste and texture and versatility in the world of gastronomy. It is juicy, sweet (with a hint of tanginess) and has teardrop-sized edible seeds that add some extra crunch to this delish. Kiwi is usually enjoyed as is; but you can also add it to different salads, shakes and smoothie recipes to make them yet more exotic. What adds on to the fame is a rich nutrient-profile accredited to kiwifruit. From promoting weight loss to boosting digestion - this small-sized delight is loaded with vitamins, minerals etc that offer some amazing health benefits.
Kiwi For Immunity | Health Benefits Of Kiwifruit:
According to the USDA data, a 100-gram serving of kiwi includes 3-gram fibre and 1.14-gram of protein. It has a laxative effect, which according to the book 'Healing Foods' by DK Publishing House, is linked to the fibre-content of the fruit. "Two kiwis produce 20 percent of the daily recommended amount of fibre and can aid digestion and maintain colon health," reads the book.
It also contains an adequate amount of vitamin C and antioxidant that help boost immune health. According to a study, published in the journal Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, "Kiwifruit contains vitamin C, carotenoids, polyphenols and dietary fibre, and these are all potentially beneficial to the immune system." These factors further protect us from seasonal cold and flu, making kiwi an ideal fruit to consume during the winters.
Another study, published in the journal Blood Pressure, stated that including kiwifruit in our daily diet may also help lower blood pressure that in the long run can reduce the risks of strokes, heart attacks and other heart-related troubles.
Here we bring some ideas that can help you sneak in healthy kiwis to your winter diet in the yummiest way possible. Read on.
5 Ways To Add Kiwis To Your Diet (With Recipes):
Moong Dal Kiwi Coconut Soup
Soup is probably considered the best way to warm you up during the winters. It is healthy, tasty and light on the stomach. Hence, we found this kiwi-based soup recipe that includes the benefits moong dal and coconut, making it ideal for promoting weight loss and strengthening immunity. Click here for the recipe.
Pomegranate and Kiwi Salad
From lettuce to kiwi to pomegranate, this salad bowl has everything rich and nutritional. Prepare it today and enjoy a healthy lunch in the yummiest way possible. Click here for the recipe.
Kiwi Bread Halwa
There's something about the winters that make us crave for delicious foods all day. Keeping this in mind, we bring a bowl of heart-warming halwa recipe that includes kiwi, dry fruits, bread and oodles of ghee. Click here for the recipe.
Kiwi Upside-Down Cake
Winter calls for Christmas and cakes. Here's a cake recipe that will add some healthy nutrients to your winter celebrations. Click here to know how to make kiwi upside-down cake.
Kiwi and Black Olive Dumplings
Imagine a bowl of hot and steaming dumplings on a chilly winter evening! A dumpling or two is enough to soothe our soul and warm us up. Adding some more flavours to it, we bring you this kiwi and black olive dumplings that strikes a balance between health and taste. Click here for the recipe.
Have a happy and healthy Winters!
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