Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kiwi, Fruit as a companion Best Food Sahur

When you realize the importance of fruit to eat during fasting, you certainly do not want to choose the origin of the fruit. Choose fruit that is rich in fiber, nutrients and nutrition to delay hungry during the fasting month. However, where the best fruit?

"Fruits are high in fiber be consumed before fasting or at dawn. Fiber makes us easy to hunger and satiety for longer time of fasting, "said Dr. Dr. Fiastuti Witjaksono, MSc, MS, SpGK, in a media seminar" Complete Menu Fasting Children with Kiwi "with Zespri in Jakarta.

Based on data from the USDA Nutrient Database indicates that, five large fruit with the highest fiber are cranberries (4.6 grams), pomegranate (4 grams), durian (3.8 grams), pears (3.1 grams), and kiwi with Zespri brand Green (3 grams). Compared with other fruit such as bananas more popular (2.6 grams) or apple (2.4 gram) or papaya (1.8 grams), Zespri Green kiwifruit much higher.

"Fruit with a low glycemic index is also best to keep blood glucose levels go up and down slowly so that the body does not quickly limp. Fruit that has the lowest glycemic index is a kiwi Zespri Green (48.5) and Zespri kiwi Sungold (39.3) compared mango, banana, papaya, and pineapple, "said Dr. FIAS.

In addition to fruits containing high fiber and does not create an unstable blood sugar levels, Dr. FIAS also suggested that we should choose fruits that contain high vitamin C to help boost endurance.

"During the fasting person also needs sufficient intake of vitamin C to boost the immune system. Kiwifruit can meet the needs of vitamin C than other fruits," said the Department of Nutritional Sciences Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia.

Data on the content of vitamin C in the fruit of the USDA Nutrient Database also shows that Zespri kiwi and kiwi Zespri Green Sungold containing respectively 142 mg and 85.1 mg of vitamin C. The amount is much higher than vitamin C in papaya (61.8 mg ), strawberries (58.8 mg), orange (53.2 mg), and pineapple (47.8 mg).

"Overall, the best fruit kiwi fruit to be consumed in the fasting month because kiwi helps create a sense of fullness last longer, blood glucose levels remain stable so it is not easy to hungry, optimally digest proteins because enzymes aktinidin, and increase endurance," he concluded.

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