The vitamin C and antioxidants in kiwi can help treat asthma by benefiting the lung functions. The fiber and proteolytic enzyme called actinidin are great for digestion. The actinidin is great for helping break down protein. In fact studies show that kiwi extract containing actinidin greatly enhanced the digestion of most protein.
The immune health that the vitamin C provides can prevent illness and 1 cup has about 273% of recommended daily value. The antioxidants can keep oxidative stress from damaging DNA.
Kiwis can also help manage blood pressure and reduces the likeability of getting blood clots. The high levels of zeaxanthin and lutein that can help protect your eyes from macular degeneration.
Secret: Kiwi’s can be grown year round. In California from November to May, and in New Zealand from June to October.