Health benefits of melon
Melon (Cucumis melo) is a wonderfully delicious superhero of fruits with high water content and refreshing taste. Cantaloupe is another name for this powerhouse of health and perfect fruit for even the pickiest palates.
Melon makes a refreshing treat on a hot summer day and provides a low calorie and healthy choice any time you crave sweets. They not only have a delicious taste, fat free melons are also rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, carotenoids, bioflavonoids, beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, and iron, dietary fiber, lycopene and pectin.
Melons as a quintessential summer snack are going to help you with: lung, pancreatic and oral cavity cancers prevention, heart diseases, eye health, asthma, high blood pressure, reduction in the formation of kidney stones, constipation prevention, dehydration, weight loss, diabetes, ulcers, insomnia, muscle cramps and erectile dysfunction.
Prevent cancer naturally with carotenoids
Melons are a rich source of carotenoids like lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin. Carotenoids are natural pigment that have a protective role in the body. Fruits with high content of carotenoids can protect you from cancers and kill the cancer seeds that invade your body.
Protect your eyes with phytonutrients
As we already know melons contain lutein and zeaxanthin. Those important phytonutrients have ability to maintain eye health and reduce eye disorders such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Also, beta-carotene will help you to see better in low light situations.
Natural protection against heart disease
Heart related problems like high blood pressure or heart attack are quite common these days. Why not try to include melons in your diet and lower the risk of heart disease. They contain an anticoagulant called adenosine that can stop the clotting of blood cells, and potassium that can regulate blood pressure.
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