It is considered a fruit, but actually is a berry, just a little larger than usual. Everyone will think it grows on a tree, although in reality – on the vine. 90% of people clean it from the skin, while it is concentrated the maximum amount of nutrients. Despite this unfair attitude, kiwi a love for exotic taste and juicy pulp. Cocktails and salads of them acquire a special touch of freshness. In nutrition it is justifiably considered one of the best fat burners, and therefore proposes to actively use for weight loss.
The mechanism of weight loss
Kiwi contains large amounts of vitamins, organic acids and trace elements. Its rich composition just affects the weight loss. This exotic fruit:
- it has low calories (61 kcal) and low glycemic index (40), which allows to include it in the diet of any diet;
- contains the enzyme accelerates the metabolism;
- has the effect of burning fat;
- improves digestion;
- cleanses the intestines from harmful compounds, due to the abundance of fiber;
- lowers blood cholesterol and triglycerides, reducing appetite and improving blood circulation (increases the flow of oxygen to the tissues, it promotes weight loss);
- normalizes functioning of the thyroid gland, which produces hormones responsible for weight;
- saturates the body with nutrients, and can prevent beriberi in compliance with any diet.
Other names. Chinese gooseberry, monkey peach, the Chinese gooseberry, hairy potatoes.
Kiwi is used in alternative medicine as a product that facilitates the course of various diseases and reduces the risk of their development:
- lowers blood pressure;
- compensates for a deficiency of iodine;
- prevents the formation of abnormal cancer cells;
- prevents cardiovascular disease, formation of blood clots;
- eliminates heaviness in the stomach;
- strengthens the immune system (vitamin C more than citrus fruits);
- reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes.
In the peel contains more antioxidants than the pulp. It has an antiseptic effect, but is irritating to mucous membranes.
On the pages of history. The name of the fruit gave the new Zealand breeder And Alison in the 60-ies of XX century because of his resemblance with the bird that is the national symbol of New Zealand.
- peptic ulcer disease;
- increased acidity of the stomach;
- kidney stones;
- the tendency to allergies;
- diseases of the bladder;
- individual intolerance.
Pregnant women and children weight loss with kiwi is not recommended.
- swelling of the tongue, shortness of breath, throat dermatosis — hypersensitive;
- hives — Allergy;
- aggravation of gastric diseases, heartburn, discomfort and pain in the abdomen;
- the pain due to the promotion of stones;
- frequent urination;
This is interesting. Kiwi is a vine, its fruit is a berry, not a fruit, botanically speaking. Her vines in summer live in the water, and each of them consumes 0.5 liters of water per day.
How to choose
Kiwi is unique in that it is a seasonal product all year round. In spring and summer in the shops are imported Chinese, autumn and winter — Australian and new Zealand. So buy them at any time of the year.
Take on weight, not in packages, they are convenient to mask the tainted fruit. Carefully inspect each.
Look at the appearance: the color should be greenish-brown, evenly distributed on the surface, a little fluff needs to cover the entire surface. The presence of spots, bald patches, plaque, mold, suggests a poor quality.
Feel the fruit hardened like a stone, — immature; too soft — bad. Lightly pressing the place of attachment to the stalk: a drop of juice — a sign of improper storage.
Smell: no smell should not be felt. Wine, sourish aroma indicates fermentation, which occurs inside the pulp, and, consequently, about depravity.
Did You know that... there are a variety of Gold kiwi fruit which are distinguished by juicy yellow flesh? He is a champion fat burner. However, finding it difficult, and it is significantly more expensive than usual.
Ways to lose weight
The classic option is to eat 1 kg kiwi, spreading in equal parts during the day. Effects: fat burning, cleansing, diuretic. The result: minus 1 kg. Disadvantage: may start heartburn.
- protein (+ 1 chicken breast, cooked without salt and peel) — will be useful to those who are actively involved in sport;
- yogurt (+ 1 liter of nonfat fermented milk drink) — enhances the diuretic effect;
- apples (0.5 kg of each) — good for clearing the intestine;
- cucumbers (for 1 kg of basic foods) — fat burning through cocktails.
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Period — no more than 4 days. The result — a minus of 4 kg. the Complexity of the maximum.
A mono diet can only sustain people with healthy stomach, the rest of it is absolutely contraindicated. The basic principle is to eat 1-1,5 kg of fruit during the day and drink water with green tea (in unlimited quantities). If there is a feeling of heaviness and discomfort in the abdomen, the symptoms can be alleviated with medication. If the added frustration of a chair — drink capsules. If unpleasant side effects persist, you should abandon the hunger strike and choose a more gentle option.
Nutritionists recommend to mitigate the effect of organic acids on the gastrointestinal tract at least 0,5 kg of chicken breast a day.
Warning: this mono diet can lead to serious injury of the gastric mucosa or severe allergies.
Deadline: 2 weeks (maximum). The result — minus 3 kg per week. Difficulty — average.
Can be represented in different ways:
A day you need to eat more kiwi. Maximum bar — 1 kg. of Harm from acids would be on a mono diet, because the diet involved other diet foods:
- apples, pears, citrus, pineapple, banana, pomegranate, berries fruit diet;
- chicken breast, yogurt, eggs and protein;
- vegetables, herbs, berries, mushrooms, green tea — low calorie diet.
Under any of these diets kiwi fruit can be eaten as fresh and to make a variety of dishes. Especially good for weight loss fat burning shakes.
For stabilization or small weight loss, but also for the overall health of the body daily is recommended to eat 2-3 kiwi during the month. This will give the opportunity not to gain extra pounds, burn fat, purify the blood from cholesterol and bowel toxins. That was the effect, it is necessary to normalize the power, although slightly reduce daily caloric and increase physical activity.
Curious fact. Insects pass by the plantation of this vine, because the plants are high yielding. But why is this happening, scientists still have not figured out.
How to eat?
As it is?
Method 1. Clean from the skin, cut into arbitrary pieces and eat it.
Method 2 (the most correct and intelligent, recommended in textbooks on etiquette). Cut into 2 equal halves, taking out the pulp with a teaspoon of the peel, as from a Cup and eat.
Method 3. Cut in half. To put the bottom part on the glass, catching the edge of the peel for him. Squeeze the pulp into a glass.
With the peel or without?
At your discretion. Want to get the maximum benefit — from peel. Only pre-wash it and remove loose hairs with a dull knife.
When is the best time to eat?
It is a versatile product that when losing weight you can eat at any time of the day.
In the morning on an empty stomach, 15 minutes before Breakfast to show their fat-burning properties, because calories to the body there is nothing to spend.
Lunch and afternoon tea is the ideal snack as fresh, and in salads and cocktails.
For half an hour before lunch you can eat 1-2 pieces to improve digestion and reduce appetite. However, here lies the danger — it could start a heartburn. In this case, eat immediately after a meal.
In the evening dinner will also be very useful, as it will reduce its caloric a long time to satisfy hunger, then before bedtime not to go in the fridge.
If hungry at night and you here do not soak, just 1 small fruit to satisfy his hunger without harming for weight loss and cleanse the intestines from all the harmful and unnecessary.
What to eat?
Goes well with meat and other heavy foods, as it helps the digestion to quickly deal with it. Fruits, berries, greens, dairy products — is also a good neighborhood.
Slimming is useful to use it fresh. But for a change of diet you can cook low-calorie jellies, jams, preserves, marmalade, desserts, drinks, salads and pie fillings. It is an excellent marinades for meat.
Through the pages of the past. Chinese emperors used these green fruits as an aphrodisiac.
The metal is oxidized in contact with the pulp. The result is lost the useful properties, in particular — the lion's share of vitamin C, and an unpleasant taste. So better brush kiwi plastic/ceramic knife. For this reason, the dishes in which you prepare meals with him, should be either wooden or ceramic.
Fine grains in its composition — concentration of trace elements. The more of them you eat, the more good will to the body.
So he was kept as long as possible, no need to send it in the fridge. He should be kept at room temperature in the open air, but away from sunlight. Better to wash it immediately before use.
If was not purchased ripe fruit, put them next to apples and bananas — they will accelerate the ripening process.
Arranging weight loss with kiwi, do not forget that the result will not only depend on it. To achieve the desired result, move more, drink lots of water, avoid stress, lead a healthy lifestyle.
Housewives note. The kiwi has enzymes that do not allow jelly to set. But this does not mean that it is impossible to prepare jelly or jam. Just before cooking, fill it with boiling water.
A salad diet
Boiled in salted water 1 chicken breast without skin, cool, cut into cubes. Chop 4 hard-boiled eggs. Finely chopped 1 head Chinese cabbage. To clean 4 kiwi, cut arbitrarily. Mix well. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Sprinkle the top with croutons.
A nutritious smoothie made from kiwi and banana
Peel 1 banana and 2-3 kiwi fruit, cut into large pieces, grind in a blender. You can add cranberries. If a smoothie will be too thick, you can pour 100 ml of water or skim milk.
A cocktail of kiwi with yogurt
2 peeled fruit to put in the blender. Pour 200 ml of 1% kefir. Beat. Decorate the top with slice of lemon and sprig of mint. Can be drunk with ice.
The cleansing cocktail
Peel 3 kiwi and 3 green apples. Cut into arbitrary pieces, put in blender. You send them 5 g of cinnamon powder, pour 500 ml of skim milk. Beat. Get 2 servings of wonderful cocktail that is better to drink in the morning to cleanse the intestines.
Cottage cheese with kiwi fruit
Break hands on any 10 pieces of crackers. 5 kiwi peel and place in blender. Separately whip the 300 g low-fat cottage cheese, 50 g sugar powder, a sachet of vanilla. Dessert in a glass put layers: whipped cottage cheese, mashed kiwi fruit, biscuits and repeat the same layers. Makes a great dessert that will fit into any diet.