Kiwi

Kiwi

Kiwi

Kiwi – Did you know  ??????

…….. if you have a kiwi in the morning it is an ‘engine starter’?  Fibre, fibre, fibre.

Loads of kiwi in this week’s bag.  Better than oranges for Vitamin C. Fives time better.

It’s a natural immune booster . So get into them and help reduce those colds and flu. Anything else in it? Almost the alphabet in vitamins and other good stuff.

  • A? Did we say,”Eh or A?” Vitamin A good for skin, bone, teeth.
  • B6? B1? B2?  Nooooo B6. Great when breastfeeding.
  • EEEEEEEE …. So exciting. Twice the amount found in avocados/ half the calories.
  • Ffffffibre…..fibre. Keeps the engine running smoothly.
  • K? Did we say, “K?” Yep, Vitamin K which helps with blood clotting.

Copper? A trace element to finish. Copper for bone growth and brain development. This also helps with the formation of healthy red blood cells so increases the immune system.

Antioxidant power??  – yes,yes and yes.

[A definition: Antioxidants are one of the first lines of defense that the body employs to keep free radicals in check and prevent them from causing a domino effect of damage on other cells.] Note there are many different types of antioxidants and so you need a variety of fruit & vegetables to get these.

Simple explanation in a video how antioxidants work:

Kiwis delivers similar effects when it comes to neutralizing free radicals that can damage cells that can cause inflammation and cancer.

 

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate Seeds

Ok, we’ve done the hard yakka for you: ready to eat freshly squeezed Pomegranate.

Deseeded

It’s deseeded a delicious and incredibly healthy pomegranate, scooped out the seed and juice into a punnet – ready to sprinkle over a salad, breakfast cereals – or just spoon them straight into your mouth as they come.

Nutrient Dense

The pomegranate is a nutrient dense food source rich in phytochemical compounds. Pomegranates contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, potent antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer.

A glass of pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries, and cranberries.

Health Benefits of the Pomegranate

  • Most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits
  • Potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects
  • Inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation that could cause heart attacks, strokes and embolic disease
  • Lowers cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Shown to promote reversal of atherosclerotic plaque in human studies
  • May have benefits to relieve or protect against depression and osteoporosis

What more can we say?