Muskmelon for summers - Know some surprising health benefits of muskmelon

Muskmelon, the summer fruit is very high in water content. Thus, it keeps the body hydrated. Know some other surprising health benefits of muskmelon and try including it in your diet.

Muskmelon and watermelon are considered the most loved summer fruit. Both are rich in water content, hence keeping the body well hydrated. Other than being full of water, they also contain other nutritional benefits. The seeds of muskmelon also possess great health benefits if consumed rightly. 

Nutritional content

1 cup (around 150 gms) of sliced muskmelon contains

  • Calories – 53 Kcal
  • Fat – 0.3 gm
  • Carbohydrate – 13 g
  • Dietary fiber – 1.4 g
  • Sugar – 12 g
  • Protein – 1.3 g
  • Vitamin A – 3126 IU
  • Vitamin C – 40.56 mg
  • Potassium - 531 mg
  • Folate – 33 mcg

Health benefits of muskmelon

Weight loss – They contain almost negligible fat content and little potassium which helps in weight loss. Moderation is the key, it's good to consume this fruit in moderation throughout the summer season. The glycemic index is also low which contributes to your weight loss journey. Being high in water content keeps you hydrated and full.

Manages BP – The potassium content helps in regulating the blood pressure of the body.

Controls diabetes – As it possesses high fiber content and low-fat content, it is good for diabetic people and helps keep their blood sugar under control.

Boosts immunity – Being rich in vitamin C, muskmelon aids in strengthening immunity. It promotes the production of white blood cells that help fight infections.

Good for eye health – As it contains a nice percentage of vitamin A, strengthens the eye muscles, and encourages healthy eyes.

Helpful in constipation – Muskmelon contains the right proportion of water and fiber; this is helpful in constipation and acts as a natural healer. 

Muskmelon's vitamin C also contributes to curbing ulcers related problems. 

Useful in pregnancy – Folate content of muskmelon removes excess sodium and reduces water retention problems during pregnancy. But still, pregnant mothers need to consume these in moderate amounts, anything in excess is not good for their health.

Hairs and nails – The protein and vitamin B present in muskmelon strengthens your hairs and nails.

For cough and congestion – If the muskmelon seeds are consumed in the right way, they flush out excess phlegm and thus ease coughing.

Helpful against acidity-related problems – These have neutral pH, thus useful for people having frequent acid reflux problems.

Good for skin – Muskmelons contain anti-aging properties; this keeps skin glowing and problem-free.

Act as a stress buster – Its consumption increases the flow of oxygen to the blood, making it calm and relaxed. 

Reduces menstrual cramps in women – It helps in relieving menstrual cramps. The vitamin C properties regulate the flow of the menstrual cycle. Try to have it in the early days of your periods. 

(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)

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Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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