Technically, any liquid intended for drinking is a beverage so named by a word derived from French and Latin verbs meaning ‘to drink.’ Healthy beverages are beverages with health benefits that attribute by its nutritional value. The use of healthy beverage for promoting health and relieving symptom is as old as the practice of medicine.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Bioactivity of kiwifruit juice

People are attracted to kiwi fruit because of its brilliant green color and exotic taste. Kiwi is one of the few fruits that is green when it is completely ripe and it contains chlorophyll. Kiwi juices are made when they very ripe or they may be tart. Skin also can be used for juicing after cleaning it very carefully.

Kiwi juice protects against and improves respiratory disease; reduce the risk of cancer; detoxifies the body. There are many studies using kiwifruit extract or juice or whole kiwifruit demonstrated antioxidant activities and other beneficial effects for cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as anti-inflammatory effects.
Kiwi’s high level of potassium helps keep body electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.

The bioactivity of kiwifruit is largely attributed to the presence of nutrient and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, caffeic acid, naringenin, quercetin and epicatechin.

Kiwis are an excellent source of potassium, folate, beta-carotene, and vitamin C and K. They are also high in vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Bioactivity of kiwifruit juice

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