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Colon Cleansing and Promoting Healthy Bowel Movements With Kiwis

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For those who have a tendency to experience a sluggish colon, bloating, or constipation, one simple suggestion often yields positive results:

Eat 2 kiwis daily.

The nutrient content of kiwis is such that they promote gentle cleansing of the colon and improvement in transit time.

Kiwis are naturally abundant in vitamin C and fiber which are helpful to optimal bowel function.

Less well known is that kiwis are a good source of actinidin, a protease enzyme that helps in the breakdown of protein and sems to improve transit time through the gastrointestinal tract by stimulating smooth muscles that line the colon wall.  It's worth noting that green kiwis have more naturally occurring actinidin than golden kiwis, though golden kiwis are also an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.

Papaya, mango, and pineapple also provide naturally occurring actinidin, vitamin C, and fiber, but ounce per ounce, kiwis seem to be more effective than these other fruits in resolving longstanding or recurrent constipation.

Please consider sharing this information with loved ones - it's a relatively simple way of ensuring a clean and healthy colon.  In my book, having comfortable and regular bowel movements is a top marker for longevity.

 
 

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