Kiwi fruit packs such a huge nutritional punch, despite its small size, that it should be part of everyone’s healthy diet, especially women with PCOS.
For a start, kiwi delivers a whopping dose of vitamin C – more per serving than oranges. It’s also rich in lutein, a carotenoid best known for helping fortify the eyes against macular degeneration, which can cause declining vision. PCOS sufferers are prone to diabetes, which, in turn, can cause vision problems and even blindness.
Kiwis also provide vitamin E, an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and may help prevent heart disease, while lowering triglycerides – the fats that circulate in the blood stream and can cause a build-up of LDL “bad” cholesterol leading to heart disease.
And as if all that weren’t enough, kiwis are also high in dietary fiber and potassium. The latter mineral helps maintain the nervous system and steadies the body’s fluid balance, which can be disrupted by PCOS symptoms.
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