Kiwifruit, a good helper for the gastrointestinal tract

Kiwifruit has a high nutritional value. Most people know that eating kiwifruit can supplement vitamin C. In fact, it is also a good helper for the gastrointestinal tract.

The content of vitamin C in apples is 4 mg/100 g, that of oranges is 28 mg/100 g, and that of Chinese kiwifruit is 62 mg/100 g, which is a fruit with a high vitamin C content. The content of nutrients such as potassium and folic acid is also prominent, and there are many antioxidants such as polyphenols, but most of the antioxidants are mainly found in the peel. New Zealanders often eat kiwi with skin, which is convenient and nutritious.

Previous studies have found that eating 2 kiwifruits every day for 4 weeks helps to improve intestinal function in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, promote gastrointestinal motility, and increase the frequency of bowel movements. Studies have also shown that the intake of kiwifruit helps the elderly to soften the stool and promote bowel movements. This is because dietary fiber, such as pectin, which is rich in kiwifruit, has many benefits for the digestive system. The dietary fiber content of Chinese kiwifruit can reach 2.6 g / 100 g. In contrast, peach has a dietary fiber content of 1.3 g/100 g.

The kiwifruit contained in kiwi helps to break down proteins and promote digestion of food by the stomach. Because of the action of these enzymes, eating kiwifruit can help the body to digest and absorb fish, meat, beans, milk and some proteins in grains. Kiwifruit is relatively high in kiwifruit in green flesh.

In addition to the flesh, kiwi skin can also provide prebiotics to promote the beneficial bacteria in the intestines and improve the health of the intestines. It should be noted that the peel may accumulate dust, debris, dirt and even pesticides. If you want to eat even the skin, it is best to choose a safe and pesticide-free kiwi.

Usually, you may wish to buy more kiwifruit at home and remind yourself to eat every day.