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Benefits of Cantaloupe

Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 09:02 AM

Rich in vitamin A, cantaloupe offers a host of benefits including:
VISION can be vastly improved with the addition of cantaloupe to your diet. The vitamin A and beta-carotene are essentials in a healthy diet. Your daily requirement is more than met by a simple cup of cantaloupe each day. Additionally, it helps fight cataracts from forming in the eye.
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WEIGHT LOSS is aided by eating cantaloupe on a daily basis. It's high in fiber and gives the stomach a full feeling, leading to less overeating. Additionally, it's a natural diuretic with its high volume of water. Among fruits, it's one of the lower calorie entries and has a sweet taste that helps those craving sugar.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE can be fought by regularly eating cantaloupe. The potassium in this fruit helps bring down the high blood pressure levels and doctors encourage its consumption in their patients suffering from high blood pressure.
MENSTRUATION PROBLEMS can be helped with the addition of cantaloupe to a diet. It reduces the amount of flow and cuts down on clotting.
WATER RETENTION whether you're pregnant, trying to lose weight, or experiencing your period, can be an issue. When eating cantaloupe or drinking its juice, you experience a diuretic effect and your body excretes extra sodium in the process. Your swelling fingers and feet will come down in size and you'll feel better overall.
PREVENT CANCER with the addition of cantaloupe to your dinner or lunch. The high concentration of vitamin C acts as a wonderful antioxidant and protects your cells from damage. It is especially effective against melanoma and intestinal cancers.
QUITTING SMOKING can be especially difficult on an individual, but with the addition of cantaloupe and its nutrients and minerals, withdrawal symptoms are more easily overcome as the body rids itself of nicotine.
Cantaloupes are best between July and September and the best anti-oxidant properties are found when the cantaloupe is extremely ripe. So, cut open one of these melons and enjoy the sweetness this natural medicine offers.

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