Cantaloupe is Awesome – Trust Us

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cantaloupe melonOK, 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!

Cantaloupes contain:

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.

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