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A closer look at kiwifruit and its many health benefits for kids

10/01/2017 10/01/2017
From disease fighting properties to boosting the immune system, the abundance of vitamins and minerals found in kiwifruit can benefit your child's health in a large number of ways.

Kiwifruit may be small, but don’t let its size fool you! From disease fighting properties to boosting the immune system, the abundance of vitamins and minerals found in kiwifruit can benefit your child's health in a large number of ways.

Zespri kiwifruit are the perfect option for kids. For the perfect no-mess lunchbox food or after-school snack, just cut a Zespri Green and SunGold kiwifruits in half and scoop it out!

 

Five ways Zespri kiwifruit can help keep your family strong and healthy

  1. Bursting with nutrients!

With one of the highest nutritional values of all fruits,1 Zespri Green and SunGold kiwifruits contain more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals – more than almost all common fruits!1 It has exceptionally high levels of the antioxidants vitamin C as well as other key nutrients such as fibre, folate and potassium.1

  1. Boosts the immune system

Zespri kiwifruit is exceptionally high in vitamin C.1 This important vitamin not only plays an important role in keeping immune cells healthy to help fight against infection,2 but   can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms of the common cold!3

  1. Increases energy

As well as benefiting the immune system, vitamin C helps to activate enzymes in your child’s body that play an important role in the regulation of energy.4 Because of this, kiwifruit has been proven to improve energy and reduce tiredness and fatigue5 – helping them concentrate at school.

  1. Aids sports recovery

Zespri kiwifruit contains almost as much potassium as a banana,1 a crucial mineral that helps keep the body hydrated and helps maintain normal muscle function – perfect to help kids recover and replenish after exercise!

  1. Helps fight disease

Zespri kiwifruit contains powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C.1 These antioxidants help defend the body’s cells against free radicals – damaging substances caused by pollution and other toxins.

 

Sources

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (2015).
  2. National Institutes of Health. Vitamin C. Available at: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/ (accessed 22 October 2016)
  3. US National Library of Medicine PubMed Health. Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0010777/ (accessed 22 October 2016)
  4. National Institutes of Health. Vitamin C. Available at: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/ (accessed 22 October 2016)



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