With refreshing taste and alluring scent, cantaloupe makes great desserts and sweet. However, we may not know that this fantastic fruit is also beneficial to our health. Let’s figure out those wonders!

Heath benefits of cantaloupe

Cancer prevention

Cantaloupes are the house of Beta-Carotene, which is a vital carotenoid required by the body. This nutrient is actually one of the best antioxidants. It is proved that beta-Carotene can reduce the risks of many types of cancer. In addition, cantaloupe contains phytochemicals, an anti-tumor agent. As a result, cantaloupe has the power to fight free radicals, protecting us from cancer as well as other issues related to cell damages.

Immune system booster

Cantaloupes carry a good content of vitamin-C whose ability is protecting our immune system. Vitamin C  also promotes the production of white blood cells. These cells would seek, find and kill dangerous bacteria, viruses, or any foreign body along with its toxic substances that sneak into our bloodstream, attempting to attack our health. Thus, cantaloupes are helpful when giving our immune system a serious boost.

Skin caregiver

To our knowledge, beta-carotene is the precursor to vitamin-A while cantaloupes are rich in beta-carotene. Vitamin A, after being absorbed, would stimulate the membrane of skin cells, encouraging the regrowth and repair.  As a result, there would be less premature aging signs. Vitamin A can also help with skin irritation and redness.  Do not worry about vitamin-A overdose when consuming cantaloupes though, since with dietary beta-carotene, we would be safe from the risk of vitamin-A toxicity. Our body just converts the nutrient up to its need, the rest amount will remain in the form of beta-carotene to fight diseases as antioxidants.

Eye protector

Packed with carotenoids and a high dose of vitamin C, cantaloupes can offer us good eyesight, lower risk of cataracts as well as macular degeneration.

Stress and anxiety management

Excited levels of blood pressure result in the excessive production of stress hormones such as cortisol. Potassium found in cantaloupes, meanwhile, works well as a vasodilator. It relaxes the blood vessels, reducing blood pressure while increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain, bringing about calming sensation. Thus, eating cantaloupes is a good way to combat stress.

What to remember when consuming cantaloupes?

Surprisingly, you have nearly nothing to worry about when eating this fruit. Cantaloupes carry no chemical that commonly causes allergic reactions. However, the key is always moderation!

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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