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7 Reasons You Should Eat Muskmelons This Summer

As summer is already here, we must take foods that can be digested easily, boost our energy level and reduce heat in the body. Muskmelon is one such fruit having all these benefits.

Shivam Dwivedi

As summer is already here, we must take foods that can be digested easily, boost our energy level and reduce heat in the body. Muskmelon is one such fruit having all these benefits. It is juicy, fleshy, aromatic, packed with a bevy of minerals and antioxidants, melons are a storehouse of health benefits. 

Muskmelon Benefits:

Here are some of its benefits discussed below: 

1. Good for Vision & Eye Health:

  • As per the book 'Healing Foods' muskmelon derive their bright colour from antioxidant beta-carotene, which supports overall eye health. It also contains zeaxanthin and lutein, which are  good for  eye sight and prevents age-related vision problems.

  • Eating muskmelon regularly can help in preventing the development of age-related eyesight loss and support proper eye function throughout the life. Research indicates that regularly consuming foods that are rich in these antioxidants along with vitamins A and C, such as muskmelon, may lead to healthy eye functioning with good vision.

2. Boost Immunity:

Due to the high concentration of vitamin C, which helps in boosting the immunity as vitamin C is a good antioxidant. In addition to this, muskmelons also have vitamin A, Beta- carotene and phytochemicals that work against the disease causing free radicals. Vitamin C also stimulates the production of white blood cells, which further helps in destroying various bacteria, viruses and other toxic substances. If you have good bacteria in your gut, it will help in the proper functioning of body. 

3. Regulates the Blood Pressure: 

Adding muskmelon into your diet also helps in the regulation of blood pressure due to the presence of good amount of potassium in it. Potassium acts as a vasodilator that keeps your blood pressure levels in check and ensures that it doesn’t elevate.

4. Strengthens Digestion: 

Muskmelon has a decent amount of dietary fiber and water content, which makes it a great natural healer for people suffering from indigestion, constipation, and other digestive system issues. This dietary fiber in muskmelon helps in the regulation of bowel movements with a calming and cooling effect on the stomach. Furthermore, due to the presence of vitamin C mineral in muskmelon help in treating stomach ulcers. 

5. Improves Skin Health: 

Antioxidants in muskmelon help in removing many impurities from skin. Muskmelon is packed with skin-friendly collagen, which is a protein that helps in keeping the skin tissues soft and tight while preventing it from the damage. Vitamin C helps in maintaining the natural glow of your skin. All these qualities of muskmelon makes it a must-add food to your diet for healthy skin. You can eat the flesh or make juice out of it, you can ground the seeds, pulp, and skin into a paste and apply it on your skin all over the body. It is one of the cost-effective way to treat your skin. 

6. Promotes Hair Growth:

Muskmelons are immensely rich in Vitamin A, it could do wonders for your hair too. Vitamin A is vital for healthy growth of hair. Vitamin A also accelerates sebum production. It is an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands present under the scalp. This helps keep your hair healthy and moisturized.

7. Reduces Stress Level:

We are living in a world with a hectic lifestyle and this increases our stress level enormously. By eating certain foods like muskmelon we can reduce our stress impact on our mind. As it is rich in potassium, it is considered a stress-relieving food that can help you feel more focused and relaxed. Potassium also helps in normalizing the heartbeat and promotes the supply of oxygen to the brain. This further helps our brain to calm down and focus.

Muskmelons are healthy, delicious, Juicy and also in season. So explore the goodness of this wonder fruit this summer!

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