Let’s talk about the Chinese gooseberry. The gorgeous, somewhat mystifying lime green gem has climbed the ladder to super food distinction under its more commonly recognized name: KIWI! This fuzzy fruit contains 21 percent of the daily recommended intake of fiber, helping with digestive and heart health, as well as appetite-quashing – at least until your next meal. With just 7 grams of sugar in one medium-sized kiwi, this superstar fruit boasts almost three times less sugar than an apple.
Maximize this sweet treat by turning them into popsicles. Simply slice a peeled kiwi into ½ inch thick rounds and insert a Popsicle or lollipop stick before freezing. Freeze for three to four hours before serving. When the sweet tooth calls, dip in chocolate before freezing for a luxurious snack.
Now these benefits are great for weight loss and nutrition, but kiwi has a beautifying element to it as well. With anti-inflammatory properties, kiwi can reduce those fatigue-induced dark circles and puffiness in the face. Simply place slices of the chilled fruit on your eyes for 15 minute increments and voila… puffiness and dark circles gone.
Be sure to grab a plump kiwi with a firm core at your next market visit. Your body, and face, and taste buds will thank you.