Hairy Kiwi fruit for good health
January 18, 2011 7:42am CST
Health Benefits of Kiwi fruit: Revealed Protection from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) A series of studies published by the archives of ophthalmology have proven that consuming 3 or more servings of fruit per day (including kiwi fruits) can reduce 36% the risk of developing an eye-related disease called ARMD ( the primary cause of vision impairment in adults), if compared to people who only consumed 1.5 servings of fruit per day. The study was conducted on 110,000 women and men and lasted several decades. Surprisingly, the studies found that while vegetables were not correlated with an improved resistance to the disease, fruits that containing high amount of vitamin C, A and E (the most common antioxidant vitamins) helped significantly in protecting against ARMD. Anti Oxidant properties of Kiwi fruit It is important to note that kiwi fruits contain a remarkable amount of vitamin C, E and A. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that has been proven to protect our body from free radicals,dramatically improving health of individuals who consumed it regularly against all kind of disease, from cardiovascular problems to cancer and obesity. Vitamin E has been proven to have similar effects, but is fat-soluble and thus is complimentary to vitamin C in its functions. Kiwi fruits contain both these vitamins in high amount, which protect our body against free radicals from all fronts.