Brighten up your time outdoors with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit
When you’re out and about enjoying the great outdoors, what’s the first fruit you reach for when you need a vitality boosting, potassium filled snack?
One guess – does it begin with B?
Well it might surprise you to hear this, but one serving of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit actually contains almost as much potassium as a banana.
But why do athletes make such a big deal about potassium anyway? Well the truth is, it’s a pretty powerful nutrient. Not only does it help balance the fluids in your body, but also it is necessary for muscle contraction. So for sports lovers, foods rich in potassium are a must-have. And even if you’re not training for the next Olympics, you may need more of this mineral during a hot and humid summer. That’s because potassium can be lost through sweating. And if you’ve ever had low potassium levels you know what that feels like: weak muscles that can cramp or twitch1, 2.
Pump up your potassium, naturally
One of the best ways to increase your potassium intake is by eating nutrient-rich foods such as Zespri SunGold kiwifruit. Apart from increasing your potassium levels, this fruit packs an impressively healthy dose of 17 essential vitamins and minerals3. Not only are they exceptionally high in vitamin C (containing even more per 100 g than oranges!3), but they also contain other nutrients including antioxidants, making them one of the most nutritious foods available.
A body boost anytime, anyplace with kiwifruit
If you’ve got an active lifestyle or play lots of sports, then you’ll know how important it is to have a replenishing snack with you at all times. The Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit Sporty Smoothie is the perfect drink to take on an outdoor adventure. Packed full of potassium, you’ll love the delicious blend of banana, kiwifruit, avocado and hazelnut. In fact, we bet you’ll love it so much that you’ll start drinking it indoors too!
- World Health Organization. Potassium intake for adults and children. Available at: http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/guidelines/potassium_intake_printversion.pdf (accessed 9 January 2017)
- Merck Manual. Overview of potassium. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/hormonal-and-metabolic-disorders/electrolyte-balance/overview-of-potassium (accessed 9 January 2017)
- USDA national nutrient database for standard reference (release 28) 2015. Available from: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ (accessed 9 January 2017)