Can Eating 3 Kiwis A Day Have A Beneficial Effect On The Body?

Are kiwis the new superfood? These small, hairy, green fruits are certainly delicious. They are native to China and were originally known as Chinese gooseberries but are now grown commercially in New Zealand (hence the name) and California and are available in supermarkets all year round. The juicy flesh of the kiwi contains more vitamin C gramme per gramme than oranges and they are high in fibre, so help to regulate blood glucose levels. Previous studies have shown that kiwis can help to alleviate the symptoms of asthma and they are thought to slow the progress of macular degeneration. Now, scientists are studying the fruit to see if it possesses any other medicinal qualities.
Hypertension is one of the most common ailments of Western, industrialised societies, with up to 1 in 3 adults suffering from the problem. Poor nutrition is definitely one of the main culprits in raising levels of blood pressure: Too much fat, too much sugar, too much alcohol, too much red meat, little fruit and not enough exercise. In winter, things are made even more difficult because colder temperatures constrict the blood vessels, making circulation more sluggish. Unfortunately, blood pressure is one of those parameters which must be kept under control because it can cause a lot of damage: heart attacks, strokes and heart failure are among the most common risks. Is there anything those suffering from hypertension can do to help manage their condition naturally? Turn to the next page to find out:

Are kiwis the new superfood?

Studies from the American Heart Association in Orlando could be very important for those suffering from hypertension: by eating just three kiwis a day, it seems that you can reduce high blood pressure naturally.

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