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    Dear friends,
    Summer has really started in earnest. Sweating and dehydration are on the cards. We have to take care to recharge our bodies to see that we do not lose fluids . Muskmelons are available now (முலாம்பழம்). In Tamil Nadu brahmins shun Tarbooz(Red water melon) ,is it not?. Good, also as recently there was an article that informed all that some red chemical is injected inside it to make it real red. It is poisonous I believe.
    This musk melon is good as you will find from the article below.
    Consume this in this summer and get the benefits attributed to it.

    Health benefits of musk melon

    We all know that muskmelons, known as kharbuja in Hindi are summer’s super food. One bite of the soft and succulent flesh of this fruit gives you a refreshing taste and sweetness that makes you want more of this wonder fruit. However, not many people are aware of the fact that muskmelon are loaded with immense health benefits. Our expert Deepshikha Agarwal, dietician and sports nutritionist, Mumbai sheds light on why you should eat more muskmelons this summer!

    #1 Low in calories

    For anyone who wants to keep the number of calories consumed in check and watch their weight, muskmelon comes as a great snack option, that can help combat hunger pangs in between meals. ‘Due to its high water content the fruit acts as a great mid-meal option, keeps one hydrated and helps to feel satiated too. It is also low in sugar content and hence helps to keep calories consumed in check’, says Deepshikha.

    #2 Soothes the digestive system

    According to Deepshikha, ‘The fruit has a soothing effect on the digestive system and helps it function optimally. Muskmelons also help relieve symptoms of acidity, indigestion and other stomach ailments,’

    #3 Helps relieve constipation

    Muskmelons are rich in fibre and thus, act as a natural laxative to relieve symptoms of constipation. The high fibre content adds bulk to your stools which in turn softens your stools. This is the reason, why people experiencing constipation are advised to consume foods rich in fibre and high water content like muskmelons.

    #4 Controls your blood pressure

    Potassium is an important mineral that plays a key role in maintaining proper electrolyte balance in your body. This in turn aids in enhancing blood flow in the body and keep your blood pressure levels within control. This mineral present in abundance in muskmelon also prevents the risk of stroke and heart disease.

    #5 Acts as a potent diuretic

    Muskmelon acts as a powerful diuretic agent that helps you to get rid of toxins and excess water in your body. ‘Because of its diuretic properties it helps to combat kidney diseases and also keeps the kidneys in good health, if had in good quantities, regularly,’ says Deepshikha.

    #6 Is storehouse of antioxidants

    It is concentrated with excellent levels of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium and vitamins C and A. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and is essential for normal vision. ‘The antioxidant properties of the fruit helps to achieve glowing skin and also maintains healthy mucous membranes,’ adds Deepshikha. Here are 7 antioxidants your body needs (and how to get them naturally)

    #7 It has anti-cancer properties

    Muskmelons are also rich in the flavonoids such as lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin, which act as powerful antioxidant agents. These antioxidants have the ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body from free radicals by nullifying their action. Hence, consumption of muskmelons can offer protection against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreatic cancers.

    And that’s not all; the other health benefits of muskmelon also include helping fight lack of appetite; treating urinary tract infections, ulcers, acidity and preventing the formation of kidney stones. If you are feeling hungry, go grab a bowl of muskmelon and reap its potential health benefits