Friday, 1 March 2013

Kiwifruit Nutritional Benefits

Kiwifruit components, possibly involving vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids from its numerous edible seeds, have potential properties of a natural blood thinner. A study performed at the University of Oslo in Norway reported that consuming two to three kiwifruit daily for 28 days significantly reduced platelet aggregation and blood triglyceride levels (similar to popular mainstream aspirin therapy), potentially reducing the risk of blood clots.

Source: Asim K. Duttaroy, Aud Jørgensen, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway. Effects of kiwifruit consumption on platelet aggregation and plasma lipids in healthy human volunteers.