The Kiwi Fruit – Another Superfood

Kiwi Fruit

The kiwi fruit is loaded with minerals and vitamins.  The good news for diabetics is that the kiwi fruit has very little carbohydrate and fat.  Let me remind you, that persons with diabetes will get a spike in their blood glucose reading if they eat too many carbohydrates.  In general, diabetics should limit their consumption of carbohydrates, fat, sugar and foods high in cholesterol.

This looks good for the kiwi fruit and diabetics.  This illness can take away a lot of our freedoms in terms of the foods we eat.  To be able to eat a delicacy such as the sweet kiwi fruit is a blessing.

Sugar and Diabetes

Brown Sugar

You may be questioning the  kiwi because it is a sweet fruit.  Fear not. Give me some time to explain.  Processed sugary foods and drink will do us more harm than good, but, not all sugars threatens our health.  The simple sugar found in the kiwi fruit is called fructose.

Fructose is a slow releasing sugar and is, therefore, excellent for persons with diabetes.  The fructose will be converted to glucose to be used by the body.  In the process, we do not experience spikes in our blood glucose because of the slow releasing nature of the kiwi fruit.

Inositol and Diabetes

Inositol is found in the kiwi fruit.  It is a type of sugar which helps to regulate insulin levels.  Inositol works along with the cells to maintain their structures.  If you do not have enough inositol, the following illnesses are possible:

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic nerve pain
  • Depression
  • Panic issues
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Nerve issues
  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Skin disorders

I am sure you agree with me by now that it is a must to have kiwi fruits in the refrigerator.  When you consider all the benefits above, eating the kiwi fruit should be considered a must whether or not you have diabetes.

The Benefits of Eating Kiwi Fruit

Diabetes, Heart, and Colon

The kiwi fruit is good as a source of fiber and it raises our blood sugar slowly.  This is welcoming news for diabetics, who need to have a diet rich in fiber. This fiber content is also the reason why eating kiwi fruit can lower your cholesterol.  This has a domino effect because a lower cholesterol also reduces the possibility of having heart diseases and a heart attack.

A reminder is important at this point.  High cholesterol and heart diseases are not uncommon amongst people with diabetes.  I am sure you will agree with me that the kiwi fruit is a must for all of us to consume on a regular basis.

Kiwi fruit helps to bind and remove toxins from the body and it is for this reason why it protects against colon cancer. 

Colon

DNA Protection

DNA in the nucleus is protected by the kiwi fruit because of its’ phytonutrient content. The kiwi fruit wards off oxygen-related damage.  A research found that children who ate  a lot of kiwi fruits had less shortness of breath and wheezing.

Lowers Blood Pressure

The potassium found in the kiwi fruit is enough to counteract the  effects of sodium in our bodies so that we achieve a healthy balance with our electrolytes.  Remember a number of patients who are suffering from diabetes are also struggling with high blood pressure, hence, the effects of the kiwi fruit on both high blood pressure and diabetes is good news.

I am sure that by now you are agreeing with me that the kiwi fruit will be a smart addition to your grocery list and the foods on your table.  Do remember that prevention is better than cure.  I am inviting you to make the move to change your lifestyle.  Yes, you have what it takes to significantly lower your blood glucose level.

Can you think of “faster foods” than fruits?  I am inviting you to a new brand of fast foods.  Try fruits, include the kiwi fruit as your new fast food and lower your blood glucose.  Go ahead.  Make the move.

For more help Click Here!  A change in lifestyle can reverse your diabetes, or at least help you to control this illness.

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10 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Wow! I had no idea that kiwi is such a beneficial fruit. I’ve never been a big fan of kiwi, however, after reading your post I will give it another shot. The fruit I tried seemed bitter and I question how to tell the ripeness of the kiwi. Do you have any suggestion Josephine?
    Thanks


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    I am hooked on your term “new brand of fast foods” because it is so true! And we never think of it that way! Be sure that I’m running to the grocery store later today to get some kiwi as well. This was great information, and as a person who does not have diabetes, it was interesting for me to learn about how the sugar in kiwi is not the detrimental kind in that sense. I learned something new today. Great post 🙂


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      Kenzie, thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. Yes, I like the phrase too, “new brand of fast foods.” I hope you made it to the grocery store and picked up your kiwi fruits. Wait until they are soft to the touch. That is when they are ripe and taste real sweet. Keep me posted. Cheers.


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    This is a great post-very useful and informative. I was under the impression that too much of any one fruit is not good for diabetics–how many can you have of these at once if you suffer from diabetes? I wonder because some of my clients make smoothies and put a lot of fruit in the smoothies. thanks 🙂


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      Hillary, thanks for reading and asking a question that I just love to answer and make the doctors upset. I eat any amount of fruits at one sitting and my reading remains low. I, however, noticed that when I am eating whole foods for the entire day, I have a smaller spike overall. I am careful with mangoes now. They give me a little higher spike, but I will be running an experiment with mangoes in the summer break, so I will have more to say later on. Smoothie is, however, a treat for me, because I discovered that any form of drinking gives me a higher spike, so I stick with plain water and sometimes lime or lemon water without sugar.


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    Hi, Josephine!
    I like kiwi a lot and my 1y old twins love to eat kiwi fruit. I just didn’t realize how healthy it is actually. Thanks for pointing out the benefits for children!

    Špela


    1. // Reply

      Spela, you did a great job by getting the twins to acquire the taste for Kiwi. Yes, I was shocked by the benefits myself. I eat them now all the time. Keep eating Kiwi. Cheers.


  5. // Reply

    I love kiwis and didn’t know that they were a super food! LOL good to know.
    We have them readily available in the supermarkets and I usually have them around when they are in season but now that I know they are great for you I will have them around more!


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      I am happy to hear that you will eat more kiwi now. The truth be told, all fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts are just super for our health, but we do not eat enough of them. Take care, Dinh.

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