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Kiwifruit: the healthy eating resolution you can easily keep!

03/01/2017 03/01/2017
2017 is nearly upon us! And there’s no better time than a fresh new year to make plans for achieving our goals.

2017 is nearly upon us! And there’s no better time than a fresh new year to make plans for achieving our goals. For many of us, losing weight is top of the list when it comes to New Year resolutions, but unfortunately, very few manage to keep up our good habits beyond the first few weeks of January.

This year, instead of focussing on what you can’t eat, focus on what you can. Deciding to eat more fruits and vegetables can help you reach several healthy goals at once, such as trying to control your weight, boosting your health and increase your vitality throughout the day. This is because fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense – in other words, they provide relatively few calories but significant amounts of nutrients that are required to maintain health.

 

5 amazing benefits of Zespri Green kiwifruit for a healthier you in 2017!

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  1. Only 81 calories per 100 g of kiwifruit!

Zespri Green kiwifruit may taste sweet, but you may be surprised to learn that each one only contains 81 calories/100 g.1 This makes them the perfect guilt-free snack to satisfy your sweet or sugar cravings!

  1. Banish your post-meal energy slump

Ongoing research shows that eating kiwifruit with your breakfast can significantly reduce and slow down the uptake of sugars from your food into the bloodstream, which is good news for your blood sugar control!2 Healthy blood sugar control means that the level of sugar in your bloodstream does not go too high or too low. This helps to avoid the feelings of tiredness and hunger between meals.

  1. A healthier and happier gut

Zespri Green kiwifruit contains two types of fibre – soluble and insoluble. This high fibre content1 slows down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream,2 helping keep blood sugar levels stable and avoiding the  sugar ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ which can affect your hunger and energy levels. It also aids digestion, which has positive effects on your wellbeing.

  1. Your fruit for life!

Zespri Green kiwifruit tops the nutritional charts when it comes to fruit! It is one of the most nutritious fruits available, and is packed full of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.1 If you are on a calorie-controlled diet, it is especially important to make sure that your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

  1. Amazing taste!

Zespri Green kiwifruit is refreshing, juicy and full-flavoured that can be eaten alone or combined with other fruits or vegetables. It’s combination of sweet and sharp flavours also make it an excellent palate cleanser – a perfect accompaniment to oily fish and meats!

Start living your New Year's resolutions today by adding Zespri Green kiwifruit into your daily diet!

 

Sources

  1. New Zealand Ministry of Health. New Zealand FOODfiles 2014 Version 01. 
  2. Monro J.Kiwifruit – a double agent for glycaemic control and nutrient enhancement: 1 st International Symposium on Kiwifruit & Health. Tauranga, New Zealand 2016.



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