“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates knew the impact of food on the body even 2500 years ago!
It is still the most important medical remedy known to man and the seasons offer us up a replenished basket to choose from.
In Australia, Autumn is upon us and the array of fruit and vegetables has changed to a new abundance of nutritious, colourful produce that will nourish your body from head to toe!
Now what’s not to love about the vibrant, delicate and delicious kiwi fruit? A feast for the eyes once cut open, the unassuming kiwi fruit is a miniature powerhouse of nutrients. Did you know that the kiwi has way more vitamin C than an orange or lemon? Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that supports the elimination of free radicals – the nasties that can cause inflammation in the body leading to chronic disease. Vitamin C is also an awesome immunity booster, protecting you during the cold and flu season.
Packed with dietary fibre, especially if you eat it with the skin on, Kiwi fruit can lower the risk of heart disease. High fibre foods keep you feeling fuller for longer and in turn can help to control blood pressure, cholesterol and weight gain.
Loaded with vitamins and minerals, the kiwi fruit provides the body with optimum nutrition to support a healthy functioning system. Containing Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, E, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium this fruit is a powerhouse of health benefits! It even contains Omega 3 fatty acids, which we know from our previous blog, is vital for radiant skin.
Use in salads, desserts and smoothies or simply enjoy straight from the fruit bowl and reap the benefits that kiwi fruit has to offer this Autumn!