ONE YEAR FRUIT PHOTOGRAPHY – KIWI
Happy new year everyone! I just had my vacation and I failed my 1 year fruit photography challenge BUT I am giving myself an excuse. I spent my vacation time attending to a more important matter and I will not punish myself for doing that. I will of course continue the task and this week, still having kiwi as my subject, I will be lecturing about the beneficial/non-beneficial contents of kiwi:
Before that, here are my pictures of kiwi for my fruit photography project:
1. OXALATES: I have been eating so much kiwi this past several weeks and wondered if I am having too much of it. Although I was just being ridiculous, the question was a valid one and here is why…Kiwi contains oxalates which when become too concentrated in body fluids can cause crystallization and can cause health problems. People who suffer from kidney and gallbladder problems are discouraged from eating kiwi. So if you’ve been eating a lot of kiwi, like me, and suddenly have problems urinating it may help telling the doctor about your recent diet history.
2. VITAMIN C: Kiwi has one of the highest vitamin C content greater than orange actually. Boasts 89.2mg vitamin C per 100g of fruit. The recommended daily amount of vitamin C for adult men is 90mg and adult women is 75mg per 100g kiwi fruit. A medium sized kiwi weighs around 69-75g meaning, eating 2 medium sized kiwi gives us adults our required vitamin C supply. Nice tip, next time you embark on a stressful job, take with you a couple or more kiwi fruits to boost your immune system.
3. FIBER: Kiwi contains soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water within your intestines forming a gel-like substance that helps lower your glucose level, total cholesterol and your bad cholesterol known as LDL in your blood. The insoluble fiber aids in forming bulk and softens the stool which is gentle for the heart and reducing the risk of constipation, hemorrhoids and other chronic digestive disorders.
4. PHYTONUTRIENTS: A study by Collins, Horska and Hotten showed that the unique combination of antioxidants in Kiwi fruit helps protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage. Some experts conclude this can help prevent cancer. Isn’t that good news?
5. A TREAT WITHOUT GUILT: Kiwi’s low glycemic index and high fiber content means it will not create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents — so the body will not respond by storing fat. Folks with diabetes can enjoy this fruit and also get all the above benefits.
I have been looking at kiwi under my lenses but wasn’t really seeing it. This photography challenge proves to be very enriching not only skill wise but also health wise. Of course, always remember that an excess of anything is never healthy.
Did you know that kiwi peel is edible?
The peel of kiwi may look a bit scary and harmful but it is not and is perfectly safe to eat. In fact, kiwi peel has thrice the number of antioxidants than the pulp itself and is very rich in flavonoids, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties and insoluble fibers.