5 Reasons Why You Must Include Muskmelons in Your Diet

Here’s top five reasons why you should be treating yourself to muskmelons this summer.

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5 Reasons Why You Must Include Muskmelons in Your Diet

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Muskmelon, which is primarily ‘a water fruit’, should be an essential part of your summer diet plan.

Nutritionists recommend you should have an wholesome share of a muskmelon before stepping out in the sun. This reduces the chances of a heat stroke. This aromatic fruit comes packed with multiple health benefits.

Here’s a look at the top five reasons why you should be treating yourself to muskmelons more.

Boosts Your Immunity

Muskmelons have vitamin C that boosts immunity.
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In the excessive heat of the summer, our health is always precariously balanced. To ensure that we remain in the pink of our health, we must make sure that our immunity is in a perfect state. And this is where muskmelons come in handy.

Being an excellent source of vitamin C (which is often called the ‘immunity vitamin’), muskmelon helps to boost the white blood cells in the blood which are the body’s first line of defense against microbes and diseases.
Vitamin C also helps to combat the free radicals that lead to all kinds of lifestyle diseases including heart diseases and cancer.
Kavita Devgan, Nutritionist

Good for Your Stomach

Muskmelons are extremely fiber rich fruits.
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It is often said that a healthy gut is the key to a healthy body. Muskmelon, with its immense fiber content ensures that you have a healthy gut.

Muskmelon is an excellent source of fiber which is good for digestion and prevents constipation.
Kavita Devgan, Nutritionist

She calls it a “high capacity food” which means that while it leaves you feeling full, it does so without messing up your calorie intake.

Hence, it also makes for a great weight loss aide.

Excellent for Your Eyesight

Vitamin A in muskmelons does wonders for your eyes!
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Muskmelons also have nutrients which keep vision-related problems miles away.

Muskmelon is a good low calorie source of vitamin A. This vitamin A is brilliant for the eyes.
Kavita Devgan, Nutritionist

Improves Heart Health

Muskmelons have high potassium content which is good for your heart.
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Don’t we all want that blood pumping organ of ours to be in great shape?

Muskmelon with its excessive potassium and vitamin C content works to keep your heart healthy.

Potassium is extremely good for the heart and acts as a vasodilator. Which means that it widens the blood vessels to encourage a smooth flow of blood and this keeps the blood pressure stable and hypertension at bay.
Kavita Devgan, Nutritionist

And as we keep losing essential nutrients from the body through excessive sweating, the potassium in muskmelon helps maintain a stable electrolyte balance in the body by replenishing them.

Vitamin C in muskmelon also goes a long way to take care of the heart.

Devgan explains that vitamin C cuts down the plaque in the arteries and prevents conditions like arteriosclerosis (the build-up of fats and cholesterol in the arteries).

Great for Your Skin

Muskmelons work their magic on your skin!
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Apart from keeping your internal health in check, muskmelons even take care of your skin by keeping the toxins out of the body.

The vitamin C and vitamin A in the muskmelon helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, signs of sun burn and cuts down inflammation too.
Kavita Devgan, Nutritionist 

Amongst the fancy mangoes and the juicy lychee, the simpleton muskmelon, often gets overshadowed.

But now you know that there is more than meets the eye with this one, it’s time to go stock your pantry with it.

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