WWB’s Beauty Food of the Week holds dual citizenship in two countries. The “KIWI” fruit is actually from China and they called it Yang Tao which means ‘strawberry peach’! It is recognized as the national fruit of China. The Chinese prepared the tonic from kiwi fruit for its nutritional value, but it was the New Zealanders who recognized the potential of this juicy and delicious fruit. They began cultivating it for commercial purpose. Kiwi was formerly known as Chinese gooseberry but the New Zealanders changed its name to kiwi fruit after their national bird.
Kiwi is the leading source of vitamin C in the fruit world. Kiwi is not only a delicious and nutrient-rich fruit, but also a great natural ingredient for your skin care. It contains several skin friendly nutrients like vitamin C, and E. These antioxidants are essential for boosting and rejuvenating your skin’s health. Kiwi is a perfect beauty food and truly works as a beautifier from the inside out. For example, Kiwi is loaded with dietary fiber and antioxidants, making it an excellent laxative. Regular consumption of the kiwi fruit juice aids the body in eliminating toxins and wastes, leaving your skin healthy and glowing. Here are just a few beauty benefits of this amazing super-fruit. Keep in mind the fruit’s super-power is its high levels of Vitamin C and E.
- Rejuvenates Skin
- Keeps Skin Firm
- Fights Free Radicals & Aging
- Fights Acne
- Prevents Sun Damage
(KIWI SKIN MASK)
After learning about the wonderful benefits of Kiwi, I hope you incorporate them into your diet. In addition, you can also create a a wonderful beauty mask with Kiwi. Yogurt and Kiwi, have one thing in common, they both are good for consumption and topical application. Kiwi can also be mixed with so many other beauty foods like Lemons, Almonds, Avocado and Bananas.
WWB FYI: Keep in mind we are all different, and some people may be allergic to Kiwi. Please rub a small patch on your skin and see if there is any irritation or inflammation. If there is, be wise and please do not attempt the Kiwi skin mask.
Finely chop the fruit (or use the ready-made pulp)
Mix it well with a tablespoon of yoghurt.
Apply the paste evenly on your face
Leave it on for 15-20 minutes
Wash off with warm water for glowing skin