Cantaloupes and all their healthy goodness

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Cantaloupe is one of the most common fruits but its full health benefits may not have been fully understood, and often taken for granted. It is extremely nutrient-packed but yet has very low calories.

This wonder fruit is highly concentrated with excellent levels of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamin C and dietary fiber. It is also one of the very few fruits that has a high level of vitamin B complex—B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), and B6 (pyridoxine).

Cantaloupe is rich in anti-oxidants that can help prevent cancer and heart diseases.

Health Benefits

#The high amount of beta-carotene and vitamin C (anti-oxidant) in cantaloupe makes it an excellent fruit in helping to prevent many degenerative diseases.

#Anti-coagulant: A unique compound in cantaloupe helps decrease the viscosity of the blood, hence preventing the abnormal formation of blood clots in the cardiovascular system.

#Arteriosclerosis: Regularly consuming vitamin C retards the development of hardening of the arteries.

#Cancer prevention: The high vitamin C content acts as a good anti-oxidant that protects cells from damages by free radicals. Regularly drinking juices high in anti-oxidants keep cancer at bay, especially against intestinal cancer and melanoma.

#Cataracts: The natural vitamin A from beta-carotene in this juice lowers the risk of cataract and generally helps improve your vision too.

#Cholesterol: Drinking juices high in anti-oxidant has been proven to fight the oxidative stress that is the main culprit in oxidizing the LDLs in the blood.

#High blood pressure: Potassium in this rock melon helps excrete sodium, thus bringing down high blood pressure especially in those with salt-sensitive hypertension.

#Immune system: The strong content of vitamin C stimulates white cells to fight infection, naturally building a good immune system.

#Insomnia: A special compound in cantaloupe relieves the nerves and calm anxieties. A help for insomniacs.

#Menstruation problems: For women, drink this wonder juice around the time of menstruation and it will help reduce heavy flow and clots.

#Muscle Cramps: A deficiency in potassium can cause muscular cramps and greater susceptibility to injury. Drink cantaloupe juice to prevent these.

#Pregnancy: The high content of folate (folic acid) prevents neural tube defects in infants.

#Skin: Promotes synthesis of collagen and skin. Makes skin glow and looking bright.

#Quit Smoking: The natural nutrients and minerals found in this juice provides a synergistic combination that helps the body recover from nicotine withdrawal of one who is trying to quit smoking. Smoking also quickly depletes the vitamin A in a smoker, but cantaloupe juice can help replace it with its beta-carotene.

#Stress: When going through a stressful period, keep this musky melon on the side and drink its juice regularly. The potassium content helps to re-balance and normalize the heartbeat. This in turn sends oxygen to the brain and regulates the body’s water balance.

#Water retention: Especially in pregnant women and people wanting to lose weight. Muskmelon juice helps your body excrete excess sodium, thus reducing water retention.

 

 

 

 

Source: juicingforhealth.com

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