Melon known as fruit we are happy to eat during the hot summer days. In fact, the melon is a vegetable that belongs to the family of cucumbers …
Melons are an excellent source of antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin A (as carotenoids), plus of important nutrients such as potassium, folic acid, copper, vitamin B complex, vitamin K, magnesium and fiber.
Melon, like all melons, is digested very quickly and easily if there is nothing else in the stomach.
Melon is low in calories (100 grams of melon contains 30 calories) and due to the high concentration of water (90 percent), melon is a real summer refreshment.
Why should eat melon?
eating fruits and vegetables is linked to reducing health risks caused by bad habits. Studies suggest that regular consumption of foods such as melon, reducing the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
also familiar with some of the benefits of melon:
– Age-related macular degeneration – zeaxanthin antioxidants have a protective role in the eye
-. asthma – high levels of beta carotene and vitamin C reduce the risk of developing asthma
– blood Pressure – fiber, potassium, vitamin C and choline found in cantaloupe improve heart health
. – Cancer – a diet rich in beta carotene has possibilities protect against the development of prostate cancer and colon cancer
-. Digestion – the high concentration of water and fiber helps prevent constipation and to improve the normal functioning of the digestive system
. – Hydrating -., Due to the high concentration of water, snack melon is perfect to prevent dehydration during hot summer months
– skin and nails – the high concentration of vitamin a affects the creation of sebum and body cells (skin and hair). The high concentration of vitamin C improves development and maintenance of collagen, which provides the structure of the skin and hair.
Who should be careful with melon?
Persons who have transcribed beta blockers should be moderate to consume melon due to the high concentration of potassium.
beta blockers may increase the growth of potassium in the blood, and people that kidneys are not functioning normally, consumption of potassium can be harmful.
How to choose a melon?
Choose melon is firm, heavy and symmetrical, without a soft spot or damage.
It should be a dull, deep sound when tapped. The blossom end (end opposite the stem) should have a pleasant aroma (but not overpowering, which is an indicator of excess maturity).
Today most fruit is available throughout the year. However, sweet flavor and juiciness depends on the season.
Before cutting, it is necessary to wash the bark in order to reduce the risk of transmission of Salmonella to the inside of the melon.
– One of the best and easiest ways to do this is to cut the melon into small slices and before eating put it in the fridge
. – make tropical salads with fruity with fresh pineapple, mango and melon, and put some coconut flour
-. Add the cubes of cold melon yogurt instead of cream ice and serve
-. Kebab it! Thread cubes of melon, strawberries and other fruits on a skewers. Serve with yogurt sauce.