High in vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium, kiwis offer an impressive nutrient profile.
They’re also an excellent source of fiber — just one cup (177 grams) provides up to 21% of your daily needs (26).
One study in 83 women showed that a high-fiber, calorie-restricted diet was effective at reducing appetite and preoccupation with food while also decreasing body weight, body fat and waist circumference (15).
What’s more, kiwis contain a specific type of fiber called pectin, which has been shown to enhance feelings of fullness, decrease appetite and boost weight loss (27, 28).
They also act as a natural laxative by stimulating the movement of your digestive tract to support regularity and help you lose water weight temporarily (29).
Sliced kiwis make a great breakfast boost. You can also add them to yogurt, smoothies or cereals.
Kiwis are high in fiber, including pectin, which may reduce appetite and enhance weight loss. This green tart fruit also acts as a natural laxative to help reduce water weight temporarily.