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5 good reasons to eat melon

5 good reasons to eat melon

Sweet, refreshing, fresh. Melon is the fruit of the summer that fights stress, wrinkles and even extra pounds. Centrifuged, accompanied with ham or fruit salads, it really has an edge

From breakfast to dinner, passing through a light lunch under the umbrella, melon is the best protagonist of many summer and tasty recipes that keep the balance light and the mood high. The advantages of adding melon as the main ingredient of salads, fruit salads and pureed juices are not few. Among the recent news on its anti-stress virtues and the consolidated merit of intense, lasting and luminous tans, there are several reasons why it is worth learning to use melon in a thousand fresh and healthy recipes.

1.Helps to lose weight and to dispose of liquids.

Too often it is underestimated, if not downright snubbed, from a dietary point of view due to its sweet taste that leads to fall into error. On the other hand, the melon, which owes much of its goodness to its incredible sweetness, is sugary but not for this caloric. In fact, the calories of melon are very few: only 33 per 100 grams. Each slice of melon is a guarantee of lightness rich in fibers that help to dispose of waste and reduce the absorption of fats, to the advantage of the slimming diet and a slimmer waistline.

2. Prevents wrinkles and promotes tanning.

When the warm season arrives, every woman should think of the melon as a beauty ally. Starting the day with a melon juice is a great way to have a young and healthy skin. One of the strengths of melon is the high content of beta-carotene, a peculiarity of summer fruits with yellow / orange pulp such as apricots, and of vitamins A and C. The combination of vitamins A, C and beta-carotene has powerful effects in a diet anti-aging: beta-carotene increases the defenses against UV rays, which are particularly aggressive in the hottest hours of the day, favoring a uniform and golden tan; Vitamin A and C, which are powerful antioxidants, counteract the free radicals responsible for the appearance of wrinkles, and are essential in the production of collagen, the substance responsible for keeping the skin compact, elastic and toned. To get an idea of how effective the anti-aging and antioxidant action of melon is, just think that a dish with three slices of melon provides the recommended daily amount of vitamin A and vitamin C.

3. Cleanses the organism of toxins.

White-fleshed or yellow-fleshed, smooth or netted, it is purely a matter of personal taste. What matters is that the melon is still mainly made up of water and fiber.

This explains the reason why it helps to deflate, to eliminate toxins and waste both through greater diuresis and thanks to the fibers that help keep the intestine active and in excellent health.

4. Contrasts anemia and fatigue, from heat and from periods.

If there was a podium on which to put the best fruit for women, the melon would not struggle to hold onto the top spot. This fruit is in fact a mine of iron, potassium and magnesium, precious minerals for women's health and which are lacking during the cycle as well as in the heat, when sweating disperses large quantities of minerals. Bringing melon under an umbrella is not only the best way to quench your thirst and counteract dehydration, but it also restores the right levels of minerals that the female body needs most.

5. Combats stress and nervous hunger.

Eating melon often helps you to live healthy. The large amount of phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory properties of which the melon is rich represents an effective and preventive weapon against oxidative stress that attack the cells of muscles and joints. And it is precisely starting from this ability to resist intracellular oxidative stress that recent scientific research on the link between melon and stress, published later in the Nutrition Journal, has begun. A French study team, led by Dr. Marie-Anne Milesi, stressed that the enzyme present in melon, superoxide dismutase, is also able to intervene against the oxidants that promote psychological stress, improving those who regularly consume melon ability to resist burnout. But that's not all, the melon is a fruit that provides large quantities of B vitamins which, in addition to fighting nervous hunger, are necessary to transform food into energy to burn.

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