Melon is a sweet, juicy, refreshing and tasty fruit. It is a fruit that has few calories and abundant mineral salts.
It contains 90% water, carbohydrates (sucrose and sucrose) and little fiber, which gives it very healthy properties. It is rich in vitamins A and C and minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron).
It is a fruit of the melonera, a herbaceous plant that belongs to the cucurbit family, and the best time to consume it is in summer when it reaches that sweet taste.
There are hundreds of varieties of melons but the best known are:
- The Yellow (the Canary and the Gold)
- The Green (Toad Skin and Tendral)
- Cantaloup (brought from America to Italy by monks in the 16th century)
The water it contains is rich in electrolytes, making it ideal for the body to recover from a hard workout. Its carbohydrate and protein content, in addition, will allow the recovery to be complete.
Improves skin health
Melon is high in collagen, a protein that helps rejuvenate and regenerate skin and tissues with countless health benefits, preventing premature aging and essential for wound healing and damaged skin.
It is purifying
Due to its high water content and its contribution of fiber and potassium, melon has a diuretic and slightly laxative action, which helps to eliminate waste from the body. This makes it a good ally for the skin and makes it recommended for people who suffer from blood vessel and heart conditions or fluid retention. It also has a beneficial effect in cases of rheumatism, arthritis and gout.
Protects heart, nerves and muscles
Its high potassium content helps maintain good nerve function and muscle contraction, but also maintains a constant heart rate. Thanks to the potassium content, the nutrients flow into the cells and expel waste from them and help balance blood pressure.
Healthy teeth and bones
Another compound that is abundant in melon is calcium, because for every 100 grams of this food it is possible to find 15 mg of this mineral. Calcium is vitally important for bones and teeth, and melons actively contribute to their formation and to keeping them healthy and strong.
Strengthens the immune system
This is due to the abundant presence of a substance called “citrulline”, which the body uses to produce an amino acid, “arginine”.
Rich in antioxidants
This fruit is rich in antioxidants that help us fight free radical damage and protect our DNA. The antioxidants of melon also help us, among other things, to improve the defenses of our immune system and also to prevent cardiovascular diseases and blood anticoagulant action due to a component it contains (adenosine).
The presence of carotenoids such as beta-carotene in melon improves vision by converting it into vitamin A, which the body uses to repair ocular function and for the development of pigment in the retina, which also improves night vision.