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Benefits of Muskmelon (Cantaloupe)

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Musk melon is widely known as ‘Cantaloupe’. The two principal varieties of muskmelon are those with netted skins and those with smooth skins.

The creamy flesh can be consumed chilled or as fruit juice. Melons make a good combination for custards and fruit salads.

Muskmelon Fruit

Musk Melon juice is beneficial to be consumed during conditions like Lack of appetite, Weight loss, Urinary tract infections, Constipation, Acidity, Ulcer.

The fruit has a significantly high nutritional value, resulting in a number of health benefits to its consumers.

 

Musk melon Nutrition’s

Muskmelon tastes well and can satisfy your dessert needs. It can be a great substitute for high calorie snacks and can aid in losing weight healthily. Since it is rich in potassium, it can help control blood pressure and can prevent the risk of strokes. Potassium in the fruit can also reduce the problem of developing kidney stones.

The folic acid present in muskmelons helps create healthy fetuses (in pregnant women) and can even prevent cervical cancer and osteoporosis. It also serves as a mild antidepressant.

Muskmelon comprises of a significant amount of dietary fiber, making it good for those suffering from constipation.

Since the fruit is not high in sugar or calories, it serves as a good snack for all those who are trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy body.

Muskmelon is a good source of vitamin C, which is an anti-oxidant. This helps to prevent heart diseases and even cancer. It has beta-carotene too. Researches reveal the fact that the combination of beta-carotene and vitamin c can prevent many chronic conditions.

In addition to health benefits, muskmelon takes care of your skin too. It contains Vitamin A, which is useful in maintaining healthy skin.

 

Regular consumption of muskmelon juice can help to treat lack of appetite, acidity, ulcer and urinary tract infections. It can reduce the heat in the body largely and therefore can prevent heat related disorders. It can relieve tiredness. It has effective laxative properties and so can help curing insomnia.

 

Musk melon calories

 

1 cup of musk melon contains:

Calories: 57

Fat: 0.4 gm

Protein: 1.4 gm

Folic acid: 27 mcg

Sodium: 14 mg

Carbohydrate: 13.4 gm

Dietary fiber: 1.3 gm

Potassium: 494 mg

Vitamin C: 68 mg

The health benefits of muskmelon are many, as it has high nutritional values. The fruit contains Vitamin A, B, C and minerals like magnesium, sodium and potassium. It has zero cholesterol and is safe for blood cholesterol patients. It is also one of the very few fruits that has a high level of vitamin B complex¾B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), and B6 (pyridoxine).

 

Health tips for Muskmelon

If you are a dieter, then muskmelon is an excellent fruit for you. It has significant amount of fiber and provides you the feeling of fullness quickly. It can taste good and can make good combination for fruit salads and custards. Hence, a quick weight loss program ought to include muskmelon.

If you are feeling too tired on a hot summer day, consume a muskmelon and you will find yourself refreshed and energized.

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