Benefits of Raw Melons
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Melons – sweet food to cure all the diseases
Melons are high in fiber, potassium and Vitamin C and B6. There are few types of melons, cantaloupe melons being considered to be very nutrient because of their high Vitamin A content.
Melons are very easy to digest; in fact they are among the most easily digestible fruits. By the time melon hits the stomach, it’s almost completely digested from saliva and chewing.
Some nutritionists and food combining believers think that melons should be eaten alone.
It’s a discussed issue because while melons are easy to digest product they can be hard to digest at the same time. How is that possible? A full and a quick absorption in the small intestine is possible only when the stomach is empty and melons are eaten alone or in combination with other raw fruits.
What happens when melons are eaten with other food? It stagnates in the stomach, fermenting and causing digestive distress.
At an event don’t be scared to eat a few slices.
What are the benefits of eating raw melons?
I bet only a few of you know that melons are full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can prevent health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, colds and flues, digestive problems and a series of cancers like colon or prostate cancer.
The different types of melons contain different amounts of vitamins and minerals but all of them taste delicious.
Cantaloupe – a round yellowish orange melon with large seeds in the center and greenish-brown rough rind on the outside. It’s sweet and contains vitamin A and C, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, iron, calcium, potassium, carbohydrates, proteins and antioxidants.
Eat it as a snack and prevent thus digestive problems, inflammation, kidney problems, blood deficiencies and some cancers.
It’s full of fiber that being a benefit for maintaining a healthy weight.
A few slices per day and you’ll get all the benefits they are known for from them.
Watermelons – big oval shaped melon with a green rind and pink center with black seeds. It’s super sweet and juicy.
Watermelons contain so many nutrients that eating them all the time would probably help us get rid of some health problems. They contain Vitamin A, B6, and C, potassium, carotenoids, antioxidants and carbohydrates, but also calcium, thiamin, sodium, proteins, and fiber. They can help prevent strokes, heart attacks, kidney infections and kidney stones, heart disease, several cancers (breast, colon, prostate, lung, endometrial), digestive problems, poor eyesight and many others.
The only BUT it these is that any melon, especially watermelons should be carefully chosen because they tend to absorb everything from the ground they’re grown on. Choose organic watermelons and you’ll be sure that you’re eating something that would bring only benefits not harm.
Honeydew melons are green sweet melons with big seeds in the center and a hard rind.
They are good for maintaining healthy skin and normal weight help prevent birth defects in babies, cramping during menstrual cycles, dehydration, cancer and other conditions.
They are full of fiber, carbohydrates, natural sugar, sodium, protein, and Vitamin C.
Buying and Storage. Buy only whole melons and eat them shortly after cutting them. If you want to put a cut melon in the fridge, wrap it and don’t let it stay there for days.It should be eaten on the same day because it’s an open field for harmful bacteria.