The melon is a remedy against stress and an aphrodisiac. This is proof that that which is healthy can also be delicious. A melon is not only a fine dessert, it's also loaded with beneficial substances.
It contains 30 calories per 3.5 oz (100 g). This allows this fruit to be eaten on one's days off. Melons should not be eaten more than 3 days in a row.
The vitamins found in melons are folic acid, vitamin C, beta carotene. Melons are a valuable source of folic acid, since in most products it is lost during heat treatment, while this fruit is eaten raw.
Melons are beneficial before pregnancy, during pregnancy and in the period of menopause, as well as for anyone who wants to improve their memory and get rid of their depression.
The vitamin C found in melons prepares our body for dealing with cold weather, while the beta carotene makes our skin and hair beautiful.
Melons combat insomnia, fatigue, irritability and provide superoxide dismutase, which prevents the process of tissue damage.
The microelements found in melons assure that the fruit has healing properties. Melons are rich in silicon, which is needed by solid tissues, the nerves, skin and hair.
The high amount of iron, found in melons, is useful against anemia. Melons are also great against cardiovascular diseases due to the potassium and magnesium found in them.
Melons are considered to be a potent aphrodisiac - their seeds improve male potency. You can chew them raw, they go best with honey. You should not consume more than 2 g of seeds daily, otherwise you will have problems with your spleen.
Melons are detrimental when combined with dairy products and alcoholic beverages, causing disruptions of the digestive system.
It's not good for nursing mothers to eat melon, since this may cause problems with the baby's digestion. Melons are also unsuitable for diabetics, since they do contain a lot of sugar.
It's not good to eat melon on an empty stomach, plus eating unripe melons should be avoided. Fresh melons are not the only healthy ones. Dried melons are a must in Eastern tea drinking.
A frozen melon can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Use it to prepare cocktails and vitamin drinks.