The appetizing summer fruit. What can be better and cooler than a slice of cold melon on a hot summer day? It can replace a meal, it's thirsty, it's sticky and full of vitamins. It is the ideal food throughout the warm season.
Although sweet and juicy, melon can be consumed by diabetics, of course a decent amount.
According to some French researchers, melon fruit pulp contains active principles with a tyrosine-like structure that can actively alter the secretion of the thyroid gland. More specifically, these substances directly influence the iodine tyrosine, the process that helps in the production of thyroid hormones in the tissue of the gland.
If there is a deficiency of thyroid secretion, ie hypothyroidism, the active principles of the yellow melon sticks to the surface of the secretory cells and forces them to make hormones. If thyroid hormone secretion and release are more intense, i.e. hyperthyroidism, the same principles block the thyroid-releasing cellular mechanism.
An appropriate melon slice has only 56 calories, but it provides you with 103.2% of the vitamin A requirement. Both vitamin A and beta-carotene are important nutrients for sight. Thus, according to studies, women who have a diet rich in vitamin A have a low risk of developing cataracts. Studies show that the risk can be reduced by 39% to 50%.
Melon contains one-fifth of the daily fiber requirement and helps achieve a series of heart processes: it lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, helps to pump blood well and removes toxins in the blood. Melon is also full of potassium and vitamin C, both helping to regulate blood pressure and improve blood flow to and from the heart.
The aforementioned conditions are not the only ones that can be removed thanks to yellow melon. Specialists claim that regular consumption of this fruit successfully overcomes daily stress. Researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research claim that the enzyme antioxidants, SOD, contained in the melon drops the level of stress proteins that accumulate in the intestines.
In case of constipation, in the morning, on the empty stomach, a whole small melon, small in size, is eaten.
Two slices consumed before the meal regulates appetite, melon has the ability to appease strong hunger.
With 90% water, albumin, fiber, potassium, iron, vitamins A, B, C, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium, watermelon is one of the best antioxidants, improves the immune system and reduces the risk heart attack, has appetite regulating action as well as powerful vitalizing effects.