Cantaloupe is one of the delicious fruits of summer, usually available in almost each and every niche of the world within the suitable season. In Pakistan, it is generally called as Garma in a native language. It is loaded with lots of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, dietary fibers and more. It contains sweet watery taste and is best to hydrate the body in summer. Not just the fruit content but the seed content is also being used to a bundle of vitamins and oil extraction purpose.
Health Benefits of Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe pulp is being used to cure various diseases traditionally and is especially used at its best in China for health purpose. Here we select to discuss out some of the health benefits of cantaloupe:
1. Helps in Quitting the Smoking:
As for regular or extensive smokers, it would become very hard to quit smoking because of its unwanted symptoms. These impairment symptoms are caused due to the addiction of nicotine, a compound found in cigarette smoke to which a smoker inhales. Cantaloupes help the smokers by providing him specified nutrients and minerals to help him deal faster with the nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Moreover, the cigarette smokers have lost the massive quantity of vitamin A while smoking, eating cantaloupes causes them to regain the required amount of vitamin A in the body.
2. Cantaloupe Favors in the Production of White Blood Cells:
White Blood Cells are generally quoted as WBCs. These are the main or chief components of the blood which are generally produced through bones. These are the cells which are required by the body to fight against pre-existing infections and to protect the body from the attack of incoming pathogenic bacteria. Cantaloupes have amazing ability to boost up the white blood cells in the blood and ultimately enhance the person’s immunity. The presence of an abundant amount of powerful antioxidants helps them to prevent oxidation as they scavenge free radicals from the body. Furthermore, cantaloupe also prevents from the damage of pre-formed white blood cells in the body, hence making their quantity level high.
3. Cantaloupes are Helpful to Reduce High Blood Pressure:
High blood pressure is also known as hypertension in medical language. This is basically the impairment caused by the improper flow and irregular pressure setup of the blood from the body. In the regulation of blood flow, the two components, sodium and potassium are considered to be responsible. The blood pressure reaches high when the amount or the ratio of any of sodium or potassium, goes down. So, the presence of potassium in cantaloupe fruit proves it to be ideal for controlling the high blood pressure.
4. Anti-Aging Properties of Cantaloupe:
Cantaloupes have the ability to help in collagen synthesis and uphold the skin elasticity. Cantaloupes contain an exceptional set of various vitamins which assists in the maintaining the skin to look younger. Antioxidants (as we found them mentioned on the label of various cosmetic creams) are also a chief ingredient for younger looking skin and of course cantaloupes are enriched with them. Moreover, cantaloupes do have a rich amount of folic acid which helps to keep wrinkles away and promotes the regeneration of skin cells. So, eat cantaloupe salad or drink its juice to get back to youthful looking teen skin again!
5. Cantaloupe Seeds against Intestinal Worms:
Cantaloupe seeds have their inner flesh; you can find that by removing the outer covering of cantaloupe seeds. This material is very useful to expel the intestinal worms. Another way used for the elimination of intestinal worms is to take cantaloupe seed oil. Traditionally in japan, the cantaloupe seeds oil with warm milk is given to the patient for the elimination of intestinal worms and to improve the digestion as well. Additionally, these seeds contain magnesium and are also helpful in brain boosting and are used with milk.
6. Cantaloupe Prevents Cardiovascular Problems:
Cantaloupe is considered to make the heart healthy by preventing from cardiovascular diseases. Cantaloupes are rich in vitamin C which averts from arteriosclerosis which is characterized by the hardening of arteries. Additionally, cantaloupes are also provided with a special compound known as adenosine. This compound has the ability to thin the blood, and this property of cantaloupes could be very useful for prevention of heart diseases. Even the patients with cardiovascular diseases are recommended to take allopathic formulas, these prescribed, medicines also have the property to thin the blood, then why it is not better for you to keep away these chemically made medicines and go for a natural and healthy cure! Although the story doesn’t end here, cantaloupes are also composed of folic acid which is also known as a chief ingredient in the prevention and treatment of various heart problems.
7. Cantaloupes Combats Stress:
In this busy lifestyle, everybody stuck into the niche of stress. Extreme working at the office with coming deadline, or heavy home stuff working during hot summer days, or tough competition and workout in the school for kids; everything creates the sense of stress to almost everyone even for a man, woman or children as well. Coming back to home with the stressful mind in hot days of summer not just require a drink. Here is the need of cold cantaloupe juice which would promisingly make you feel relaxed in minutes. As mentioned above that cantaloupe is the fruit rich in potassium that regularizes the heartbeat and endorses the oxygen supply to the brain, hence make you feel more focused and relaxed. This drink prevents cell death which is caused by oxidative stress.
Besides, cantaloupes also contain a distinct compound known as superoxide dismutase; this compound lowers the stress by relaxing your nerves.
Cantaloupe Drink Recipe:
Cantaloupe pulp – 1 Cup
Sugar – 2 tablespoon
Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon
Water – 1 ½ Cups
Ice Cubes – As required
- Wash and peel the cantaloupes to extract out the cantaloupe pulp (you can cut the peeled cantaloupe into cubes and use them for the drink).
- In a shaker, add cantaloupe pulp or cubes, sugar, lemon juice, and water.
- Grinds for one or two minutes until got a smooth drink.
- Add ice cubes and grind them too. Your drink is ready to enjoy now!
Note: You can grind some mint leaves with cantaloupe pulp or cubes to get an additional taste.