OK, admit it, you’ve been there. In your effort to make healthier choices you have at one time or another substituted those fries for a side of fruit, only to be disappointed when you received nothing but cantaloupe. Don’t be sad! Cantaloupe, which are actually in season right now, are full of awesome nutrition!
Fiber – Helping you to feel full
Potassium: Prevents muscle cramps, been known to help control blood pressure, regulate heart bean and prevent strokes.
Folate: Promotes healthy growth and maintenance of cells, and for you mothers-to-be, helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects.
Vitamin C: Known to protect against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, and eye disease. Plus – it’s awesome for your skin.
Carotenoids: antioxidants that are known to help prevent some forms of cancer and heart disease. They are also known to help with your vision.
Vitamin A: Also good for vision, a healthy immune system, and cell growth.
Plus…. 1 cup contains only 53 calories. So, go ahead and order that side of fruit, it’s worth it.