Are kiwis good for you?

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Digestion. Actinidain is an enzyme in kiwi which is known for its protein dissolving properties. It works so well it is even used as a meat tenderiser. It helps the absorption of protein into the body which also helps aid people suffering from IBS.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Sleep. New studies are showing consuming kiwi shortly before bed time results in a deeper more uninterrupted sleep session. This could be due to the serotonin levels being added to the serotonin supply in the gut

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Healthy skin. It is easy for us to consume too much acidic foods in our diets and in order to balance it out it is best we consume alkaline rich foods like kiwi. A healthy body is one with a good pH balance and the first signs of a body out of whack is signs of stress on the skin. Some people even apply them topically.

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Answered on August 25, 2017.
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Drug interactions. Kiwi has been found to increase bleeding if taken with certain types of anticoagulants and NSAID’s. It interacts with aspirin, heparin and anti-platelet medications as well.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Serotonin risks. Kiwi contains a lot of serotonin and many people these days are on antidepressant medications known as SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). These work by maintaining the available serotonin in the system and when more is piled on top in this case through diet, it can lead to issues maybe even serotonin syndrome.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Fibre. Kiwi contain a decent amount of fibre for a small fruit. One the roughly the size of your palm (as most of them are) contains 2.5g of fibre. If you eat two for a snack it makes a huge boost to your fibre intake.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Allergic reactions. It has been found some people with no previous allergies to kiwi developing rashes and asthma when consuming kiwi. Mouth irritation is common also.

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Answered on August 25, 2017.
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