Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is supporting a study about the healing powers of kiwi. This fruit has become well-known in North American grocery stores. Kiwis are full of super-charged nutrients; they are high in vitamin C and E, flavonoids, and carotenoids, as well as other beneficial compounds, the article details.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin
(http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/the-amazing-healing-powers-of-this-fruit), this claim is backed by hard evidence. One recent clinical trial performed in New Zealand measured the antioxidant capacity of kiwifruit by assessing its ability to protect cells from dying after exposure to hydrogen peroxide. According to the researchers, kiwifruit came through the test with flying colors, clearly showing that it has natural protective properties that can benefit your health.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports that another study sought to determine the total phenolic content, total flavonoid content, vitamin C content, and antioxidant activities of extracts from different kiwifruit varieties.
As the article outlines, three varieties of kiwi were tested: Actinidia kolomikta, Actinidia arguta, and Actinidia chinensis. According to the researchers, the Actinidia kolomikta extract had higher antioxidant activity than the other two Actinidia extracts. There was, however, a positive correlation between antioxidant activity and the polyphenols and vitamin-C content in all three extracts. The Actinidia arguta extract had the highest inhibitory effect on healthy cell growth.
(SOURCE: The Amazing Healing Powers of This FruitZuo, L.L., et al., "Evaluation of Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Properties of Three Actinidia (Actinidia kolomikta, Actinidia arguta, Actinidia chinensis) Extracts in Vitro," Int. J. Mol. Sci., 2012; 13(5): 5,506–18.)
(SOURCE: “Hunter, D.C., et al., "Antioxidant and 'natural protective' properties of kiwifruit," Curr. Top Med. Chem., 2011; 11(14): 1,811–20.)
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