Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Melon Fruit

Levels of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) per 100 grams of melon about 34 mg. Vitamin C can be relied upon as an effective antioxidant to counter free radicals. Vitamin C is also associated with collagen. Collagen is a protein that affects the structure of the compound in all connective tissue cells, like skin. Function of the presence of collagen that can accelerate wound healing and maintain skin firmness.

Red melon and orange contain carotenoid compounds that may protect body cells from free radicals and can also be converted into vitamin A. If there is enough vitamin A, skin can become soft and moist because of vitamin A to maintain the epidermis of the skin tissue in order to stay healthy.

High levels carotenoids can boost immunity, thereby reducing the risk of cancer. Carotenoids with vitamin E and C act as antioxidants to prevent lung cancer.

Melon also contain vitamin B. Vitamin B1 plays a role in the metabolism of carbohydrates to produce energy optimally. In addition melon is also rich in vitamin B2, namely riboflavin, and niacin which acts to maintain healthy skin, eyes and nerves and digestion.

Melon is also rich in minerals. Calcium helps prevent blood clots, eliminating mineral acidity and cure constipation. Melon water content can reach 95 percent, giving the soothing effect. Therefore, the melon can relieve heartburn and cleanse the kidneys of metabolic waste.

Water serves as a solvent, part of the lubricants, chemical reagents, helps regulate body temperature, and maintain the shape and body composition. Melon has a very good diuretic power, so as to prevent kidney disease.

Dietary fiber per 100 g 0.7 g melon. Benefits of fiber in preventing the formation of compounds which are carcinogenic (cause cancer), lower cholesterol, ease the process of bowel movements, help you lose weight, control blood sugar, making it useful to prevent diabetes.   

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