Health Benefits of Cantaloupe
Health benefits of cantaloupe.
Have you heard the expression “your body is a temple?” There’s a lot of truth to this.
Think about it.
Treating your body, mind, and spirit well help you to feel better, look better, age better and do better.
It all starts with the food you put into your body.
Mix up your daily fruit intake with cantaloupe. It contains vitamins to help make your body better from your head all the way down to your toes.
Cantaloupe Scores an A
Beta carotene is a type of carotenoid that gives fruits, like cantaloupe, their bright colors.
Levels of beta carotene in cantaloupe have been measured at more than 30 times that of an orange.
Cantaloupe also contains high amounts of Vitamin A and C which is good for collagen production in bones, blood vessels, cartilage, and muscle.
The soluble and insoluble fiber in cantaloupe serves to help maintain digestive health.
Cantaloupe Is Super-Hydrating
Now let’s talk hydration.
Hydration does more than quench your thirst.
It actually minimizes how hard your heart has to work to pump blood, as well as supports digestion, healthy kidneys, and helps you maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Cantaloupe is super hydrating.
It’s 90% water and has the same amount of potassium as one medium banana.
Cantaloupe Fills You Up Without Filling You Out
One cup of fresh cantaloupe is only 54 calories.
This means it does a great job of filling you up, without filling you out with lots of calories.
And if a sweet tooth is holding you back from losing weight.
The sweetness of a ripe cantaloupe can help curb high-calorie-sugary-dessert cravings.
With its naturally sweet, orange-colored flesh, and low calories cantaloupe is a perfect choice when your sweet tooth comes calling.
If an elegant dessert to end a summer supper interests you, try my cantaloupe parfait.