Like its cucumber relative, it refreshes and hydrates the body, but has many medicinal properties. Several French studies have confirmed that melons strengthen the skin’s resistance to harmful sun rays, making it a true natural ally for a healthy tanned complexion. Recent studies have shown that beta carotene from melon helps fight lung cancer, and cancer of the cervix, stomach, and diseases of the oral cavity.
Unlike other summer fruits and vegetables, melon is rich in vitamins C and A. Due to its composition, abundance of vitamins and minerals, as well as many phytonutrients, it is almost indispensable in protection against cardiovascular diseases and in general in the fight against aging. Since it contains a lot of water, gelatinous mass and fibers, it improves digestion, kidney function and lowers blood pressure. Melon vegetable fibers have a beneficial effect on cleansing the body of free radicals and are an excellent aid in flatulence.
If you’re on a diet, this summer treat is ideal because it contains 88 percent water and only 11 percent sugar. That is why the melon is a very good low-calorie refreshment, which provides satiety for several hours.
Those suffering from the common infections caused by Escherichia are advised to use dried and ground melon seeds. It is enough to take a spoonful of this powder dissolved in a glass of lukewarm water for 21 days.