The health benefits of cantaloupe – Lebanese Forces Official Website

Cantaloupe or yellow watermelon fruit contains several benefits for the human body, especially in the summer, but many people do not know this. Cantaloupe offers a unique group of nutrients in a simple way, ranging from important vitamins, minerals and large amounts of antioxidants that make it important at the top of the summer menu.

The “medicalnewstoday” magazine, specialized in health and medicine, published an article in which it enumerated some of the benefits of cantaloupe, and it was found that it is one of the fruits rich in antioxidants that prevent cell damage, as the combination of water, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals present in this fruit provides a variety of health benefits. The antioxidants in cantaloupe help prevent cell damage that can lead to cancer and other diseases.

Both lutein and zeaxanthin are very important and reliable sources of antioxidants, which are the plant pigments that give fruits and vegetables their yellow or red colors, such as watermelon. This unique combination helps filter out harmful blue light rays, and doctors believe these two elements play a protective role in eye health and may help prevent damage from age-related macular degeneration.

Several animal studies have indicated that consuming a large amount of an antioxidant known as beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A, may help prevent the development of asthma with age. In addition, cantaloupe contains a very high percentage of water and provides a large amount of fiber, which are two of the most important elements that support the health of the digestive system, as fiber and water help prevent constipation and enhance the work of the digestive system.

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