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.
#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.