Kiwis, the tasty way to fight disease

Kiwis, the tasty way to fight diseaseAccording to research conducted at the Teikyo University in Tokyo, kiwis are one of the most effective fruits for fighting off disease, reports the Daily Mail.

The research involved conducting a trial which saw participants eating three kiwis a day, after which their urine was tested to establish the level of antioxidants.

According to the results the gold kiwi fruit came out on top in terms of antioxidant content, closely followed by the green variety.

The fluffy tasty fruit pipped mandarins, apples, grapefruits and oranges to the post, boasting the highest levels of an antioxidant known as polyphenols.

According to the researchers, the polyphenols in kiwi fruits could help to prevent the development of certain diseases which are caused by oxidative stress (damage caused by molecules the body produces naturally).

Oxidative stress has been linked to diseases such as heart failure, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

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