7 Reasons To Eat Cantaloupe This Week

Written by: Lindsay Sibson

Fresh… juicy… melon.

Ahhhhh! The sweet tastes of summer.

It is OH, so refreshing to sink your teeth into a chilled piece of fruit after a hot and sweaty day in the sun.

Not only does cantaloupe offer you a sweet way to cool down, but it is also FULL of good-for-your-body nutrients!

 

What Is Cantaloupe?

They are a member of the botanical family, Cucurbitaceae (along with watermelons and honeydew).

When ripe, they have a mildly sweet and juicy flavor – and make a perfect healthy snack or dessert!

Cantaloupe are also commonly called: rock melons, Persian melons, muskmelons and mush melons.

Health Benefits Of Cantaloupe

Digestion
  • High in fiber and moisture
  • Help prevent constipation
  • Promote regular bowel movements
  • Help maintain a healthy digestive tract
Hydration
  • High water content
  • Rich in electrolytes
  • Make a great snack to help prevent dehydration
Cancer
Blood Pressure
  • Filled with heart healthy elements, such as fiber, potassium, choline and vitamin C
  • Foods high in potassium, such as cantaloupe, help decrease  blood  pressure, reduce risk of stroke and protect against loss of muscle mass
Asthma
  • The beta-carotene content helps lower the risk of developing asthma
    • Other great foods to eat are pumpkin, carrots and  leafy greens
  • Vitamin C also protects against asthma
Inflammation
  • Cantaloupe is rich in choline, which is vital to your body for:
    • Sleep
    • Muscle movement
    • Learning  and memory
    • Maintaining the structure of cellular membranes
  • Helps your body absorb fat and reduce chronic inflammation
Hair And Skin
  • Cantaloupe contains vitamin A, a beneficial nutrient required for sebum protection
    • Keeps hair healthy and moisturized
    • Necessary for growth of tissues (hair and skin)
  • Vitamin C content in cantaloupe is helpful in building and maintaining collagen
    • Provides structure to hair and skin

Now that you know some of the incredible reasons WHY you need to eat more cantaloupe this week… let’s take a look at how you can incorporate MORE of this juicy melon into your daily diet:

Healthy Cantaloupe Recipes

 

What is your favorite way to eat cantaloupe? SHARE with the Fitlife community below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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