Cantaloupe is an incredible fruit — tasty and nutritious. It has over 19 vitamins and minerals that help to boost the immune system, detoxify the organs, and both hydrate and alkaline the body.
Since Cantaloupe is considered a pre-digested food – meaning it does not require any digestion in the stomach and can pass straight through to the intestines for assimilation – it is best eaten on an empty stomach. Many nutritional experts recommend this fruit as a breakfast item.
The high vitamin C content in rock melons is critical for immune system support and to fight bacterial and viral infections. Cantaloupe is also excellent for helping to relieve nerves and calm anxieties. It is known to keep the heartbeat normal and regulated while under stress as well as keep muscles relaxed and free from cramps and hypertension.
The rich vitamin A and beta carotene content in rock melon helps to lower the risk of cataracts and aids in maintaining healthy eyesight. Cantaloupe also aids the body in excreting excess sodium which helps to reduce water tension and bloating. After purchasing a rock melon, let it sit on your counter until it emits a light floral scent and yields to gentle pressure. Cantaloupe is a sweet and delicious fruit that is a wonderful way to start your morning and nourish your body and soul.
Doc’s Thoughts: Like many of the “island-type” fruits, cantaloupe is an excellent addition to your eating plan, especially for those of us in the sun belt. Aside from all of the above information about this fruit, it is also cooling in nature. Thus, it is extremely helpful for clearing internal heat. It is also great for those of us who are very active. Again, there is a tendency to build internal heat and cantaloupe will assist the body is clearing it.