Health benefits of melon

With the onset of summer, there is nothing better than having a refreshing and delicious fruit—melon. The fruit is not only juicy but soaked with many nutrients.

By Irengbam Jenny | Last Updated: Mar 26, 2015, 08:44 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny

New Delhi: With the onset of summer, there is nothing better than having a refreshing and delicious fruit—melon. The fruit is not only juicy but soaked with many nutrients.

Here are some of the health benefits of the juicy melon:

Asthma: The fruit helps in lowering the risk of asthma as it contains high amount of  Vitamin C which is an important nutrient that protects against the disease.

Blood pressure: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in melon helps in decreasing blood pressure. Food that are high in potassium helps in decreasing blood pressure.

Digestion: As the fruit is high in fibre and moisture, it is good for digestion and helps in preventing constipation which promotes a healthy digestive system.

Hydration: Melons prevent hydration in hot summer season because of its high water and electrolyte content in it.

Skin and hair: The fruit is good for hair and skin because it contains vitamin A which is  necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair. Melons also contribute to overall hydration, which is vital for having healthy looking skin and hair.

Cancer:  Melon has a carotenoid content which lowers the risk of cancer and kills the seeds of the disease which attacks the body.