Cantaloupe more popularly known as musk melon is a powerhouse of health. The name comes from its sweet enticing aroma when the fruit is ripe.Tender,juicy and wonderfully delicious muskmelon is available abundantly in summers. It is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, fiber , vitamins and most importantly high percentage of water which keeps you hydrated and cool. Plus it is very low in calories (approximately 50 calories per cup) . So this summer, when the scorching sun hovers menacingly over your head,why not bring this super hero of fruits home!!
There are so many ways to enjoy this bountiful gift of nature. Just dice it and enjoy it with your bowl of cereal, add sugar -leave it in the fridge and enjoy it chilled after lunch, make a refreshing smoothie to be relished when you come back home tired and exhausted or make a muskmelon dip like I did sometime back.
Ten reasons why you must eat muskmelon :
- Helps you to lose weight
- Keeps your eyes healthy
- Smooth,healthy looking skin
- Controls blood pressure and hypertension
- Prevents risk of cancer and heart diseases
- High folate content good for pregnant women
- Helps control diabetes.
- Builds immune system
- Prevents Osteoporosis
- Eases menstrual cramps
Why not blend this super healthy delicious fruit into a smoothie. Toss a cup of muskmelon cubes,half a cup of milk, sugar and some ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add some vanilla ice cream if you are in an indulgent mood. Pour into a glass. Chill and enjoy.
I wanted to share some delicious pics from a wedding I attended last week.
I am taking my refreshing drink to share with my FF buddies at Angie’s beautiful party hall. This weeks Fiesta is co hosted by my wonderful blogging pals Justine @ Eclectic odds n sods and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook.