Melon is an irreplaceable summer fruit because it contains 60 to 70 calories in a slice

Melon is an irreplaceable summer fruit because it contains 60 to 70 calories in a slice
Seasonal food: melon
The smell and taste of melon is a favorite throughout the year, especially in summer. It is known that the famous French writer Alexander Dummas exchanged 300 books for an annual rent of 12 melons in 1864. Melon contains as much as 88% water and little sugar, i.e. 11%. It contains magnesium, calcium and a lot of vitamins. This is an indispensable summer fruit that contains only 60 to 70 calories in one slice.
Melon contains a winning pair of vitamins for good shape: provitamin A (2 mg per 100 grams), which is necessary for skin tone and eyesight, and plenty of vitamin C (25 mg per 100 grams). These two antioxidants protect the body from cardiovascular diseases and aging.
Tip: eat 1 or 2 slices of melon every morning to start the day with plenty of energy. Taking melon on an empty stomach will satisfy more than half of the daily needs for these vitamins.
Melon in wine is a delicacy but also a beneficial mixture with medicinal properties. The famous ancient physician Hippocrates advised people with weak digestion to eat a slice of melon poured with wine after a meal. Water and potassium from the melon stimulate the work of the kidneys. The plant fibers from the melon have a beneficial effect. Melon ideally cleanses the body of harmful substances and is an excellent fruit against flatulence.
Melon is a significant source of minerals and trace elements. This is the sweetest type of pumpkin. It has 300 mg of potassium in 100 grams. It helps the body to get rid of excess sodium. Thus, it lowers blood pressure. Melon should be used for a long time because it will completely stabilize blood pressure.
Cocktail with melon – mix the juice of 100 grams of apricot, 100 grams of melon and 150 grams of peach. Add water as the melon releases its own water. This juice is rich in carotene, so it is advisable to drink it before and after exposure to the sun.
Melon can be irritating to people with a sensitive stomach
It is especially not suitable for people who like to drink a lot of water after eating. By dissolving digestive juices, water after meals can speed up digestion and cause diarrhea. Sulfur in melon (14 mg in 100 grams) can irritate the mucous membrane of the digestive organs. Choose a ripe melon to avoid these problems. Then eat melon in small quantities several times a day.
Wrap the melon in foil and bake for 20 minutes in the oven – to facilitate digestion.

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