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In a recent study, people who ate two to three kiwifruits daily for 28 days reduced their platelet aggregation response (potential for blood-clot formation) by 18 percent and their blood triglyceride (fat) levels by 15 percent compared with people who ate no kiwi.

The fruit is rich in polyphenols (antioxidant plant chemicals), vitamins C and E, magnesium, potassium, and copper—all blood-vessel and heart protectors.

You’ll find kiwifruits in your grocery store year-round. They can be peeled, sliced, and added to green or fruit salads.

Asim K. Duttaroy, Ph.D., University of Oslo, Norway

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, November/December 2005. Copyright © 2006 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

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