What Are the Health Benefits of Cantaloupe?


1. Folate – healthy growth and maintenance of cells within the body and for the prevention of anemia

2. Carotenoids – decrease risk for the development of cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer. Important for maintaining good vision.

3. Vitamin C – plays an important role in the growth and repair of tissues within the body. It also helps in forming collagen, an important protein needed for making skin tissues, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Vitamin C is also an anti-oxidant, a type of nutrient that blocks the action of free radicals which lead to early aging.

4. Potassium – Potassium is an electrolyte, a mineral that conducts electricity within the body together with sodium, calcium and magnesium. Potassium plays a very important role in muscle and heart contraction. It is also essential for the normal function of the gastrointestinal tract.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/414791-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-cantaloupe/#ixzz2285IsD00

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