Kiwi – a vitamin bomb
Many fruits are known for their rich vitamin content, but no one can beat the kiwi’s quantity of nutrients per gram. Adding its specific tart taste and numerous health benefits, it is not a surprise that kiwi is proclaimed as a vitamin bomb among fruits, more over with magical properties for skin and hair. If you don’t believe, try it!
Kiwi fruit (Actinidia deliciosa) originates from China, but today it is grown all over the world, including in Bulgaria, in the regions with warmer climate. It grows on creeping shrubs resembling vines and ripens at the end of the year. The most common variety is oval, a little bit larger than a hen’s egg, with brown and slightly fuzzy skin. It is quite tough, because it protects the real value of the kiwi – the vitamin-rich juicy green core with arranged as a mosaic brown seeds, which often becomes an object of the passion of photographers.
It turns out that kiwi contains more vitamin C than oranges and more potassium than bananas. Moreover, it is rich in the vitamin E antioxidant and fatty acids. In combination with all other nutrients (fibers magnesium, amino acids, carotenoids) this exotic fruit assists the function of the cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract, strengthens the immune system, fights male impotence, strengthens eyesight, regulates water balance in the body, removes stress.
In cosmetics kiwi is considered a miracle cure against skin aging. The abundance of the vitamins C and E acts as an immediate antioxidant, which retains moisture. For this reason the kiwi extract is often included in anti – aging creams and serums. At the same time it keeps away the free radicals and their damage, helps the cell regeneration, accelerates the wound healing and gives a healthy and radiant shine to the hair and skin.
What are the other advantages of the kiwi for the skin and hair?
- Tightens, softens and smoothes the skin
- Strengthens the collagen
- Prevents the signs of premature aging
- Supports the removal of wrinkles
- Clarifies the complexion
- Stimulates the hair growth
- Reduces the hair loss
- Gives shine to the hair
Since it is the kiwi season now, we recommend you to take full advantage of the health benefits of this vitamin bomb. But better combine the food consumption with cosmetic products containing kiwi extract to maintain the health and beauty of your skin and hair in the moments when the fruit is not present in your diet or in your refrigerator.