Due to the content of vitamins and minerals, melon is recommended for pregnant women, as well as people with diabetes and high blood pressure.
Melon is responsible for better hydration of the body.
Melon contains extremely few calories and fat, and its fruit contains 95 percent water, 1 percent protein, 5.5 percent sugar, 1 g of plant fiber, citric acid… It is rich in vitamins such as carotene, vitamin B and vitamin C, and from minerals contain phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc… Therefore, along with watermelon, it is one of the best choices for hot summer days, not only in slices, but also as a base for refreshing juices, smoothies, and as an addition to exotic and delicious bruschettas, in combination with some salty foods, such as prosciutto. There are several types of melons, and in our country the most common are those that have an orange or yellow interior, as well as green, which is somewhat smaller and known as pineapple-melon.
Melon is healthier than watermelon
The richness of vitamin C brings numerous benefits to our health, especially in terms of strengthening immunity, and the high level of potassium in melons is important for the proper functioning of the heart. Melon contains as much as three times more potassium than watermelon. Vitamin B helps rid the body of toxins, and copper helps regenerate the skin. It also contains carotenoids – antioxidants that help maintain healthy eye function, and folate, without which there is no normal development of our cells. Melon also has a lot of fiber and phytonutrients, and it also has a low glycemic index.
For better vision and eye health
If you consume melon every day, it can affect your better eyesight. Vitamin C, zeaxanthin and carotenoids from it improve vision and reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Also, these compounds are important for healthy skin, strengthen our tissues as a whole and support healthier brain function.
Due to the high content of both water and electrolytes, melons balance their relationship well. It deserves better hydration of the body, which especially in summer affects the retention of necessary electrolytes in the body.
It regulates blood sugar levels well
Melon can help in the proper management of diabetes because it has a low glycemic index: 4 (four). Low glycemic load also means preventing a jump in blood sugar, so it is recommended as a regular part of the diet of people with diabetes.
Healthier heart and better pressure
All melons are full of potassium, which helps relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure. This is very important while high temperatures persist as heart patients and people with high blood pressure are at particular risk.
High levels of dietary fiber are essential for normal bowel function and better digestive health in general. The fibers of our intestines make it sufficiently mobile, which affects better emptying and results in more regular stools.
Strengthens and strengthens immunity
Cantaloupe melon is rich in phytonutrients that strengthen immunity and help fight many diseases. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, which is important in the fight against inflammation. Vitamin A also strengthens immunity and stimulates the production of white blood cells (leukocytes).
Fetal development support and benefits in pregnancy
Folate in melons is one of the most important nutrients that expectant mothers need during pregnancy. Folate and folic acid, among other things, participate in the formation of the placenta, which supplies the baby with the necessary nutrients. Also, folate is essential for the formation of red blood cells and maintaining the overall better health of mother and baby.
Folate also protects against malignant diseases
Studies have shown a significant role for these compounds in cancer prevention, as well as benefits when given in the early stages of cancer. More research is needed to significantly confirm the anticancer potentials of melons. There are also indications that consuming melons slows down the progression of arthritis and reduces the risk of asthma.