While most people gorge on mangoes during sum-mer, another fruit that should be a part of your sum-mer diet is muskmelon, also known as cantaloupe. Its high water content helps you stay hydrated dur-ing the hot season. Having this yellow-orange col-oured succulent fruit early in the morning is also good for your digestive system. A great source of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamins C and A, muskmelon not only helps you stay healthy, but is also great for your skin and hair. Here’s why you should include this fruit in your diet.Strengthens immune system: A rich source of Vitamin C, muskmelon helps boost your immunity by stimulat-ing the White Blood Cells in the body.Prevents cancer: According to studies, the high carot-enoid content in this fruit can help to prevent cancer, especially that of lungs.Good for the heart: The potas-sium content in the fruit helps control blood pressure and prevents hypertension. It also reduces the risk of heart diseases. Containing adenosine that has blood thinning properties, muskmelon also prevents blood clotting in the cardiovascular system.Helps cure kidney diseases: A good diuretic, the fruit helps cure kidney disease. Having it with lemon early morning is helpful.Good for vision: Rich in vitamin A and beta carotenes, studies have proven that regular consumption of foods like muskmelon can reduce the risk of develop-ing cataracts by 40%.Helps treat insomnia: With effective laxative proper-ties — a special compound that calms anxieties — muskmelon soothes your nervous system, getting rid of your sleeping disorders.Treats menstrual problems: The vitamin C helps regulate menstrual flow, thus relieving cramps in women. Have this fruit daily during the painful time of the month.Cures Toothache: The rind of this fruit is effective in curing toothache. Peel the fruit’s skin and add it to boiling water, till it is cooked. Once the mixture cools, strain and use it as a mouth rinse.
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