Honeydew melon belongs to the melon family (Cucumis Melo). It has sweet light green flesh that suitable for dessert, salad, snack or to make soup.
This fruit, Honeydew melon, has carbohydrates which may raise blood sugar temporarily. However, it also contains fiber and other nutrients that may also help control blood sugar over time. More so, it is associated reducing the risk of diabetes.
Here are some of the health benefits.
Help in reducing blood sugar.
Generally, fruits and vegetables are associated with minerals and nutrients. Honeydew is no exception. It is rich in nutrients which help reduce high blood pressure due to its low-sodium component and adequate potassium.
Promotes weight loss
This melon contains fiber that helps in digestion of food and regulates cholesterol levels in the body. By so doing, it enhances proper digestion and bowel movement which constitutes the reduction of digestion- related issues such as constipation. Honeydew contains low calories and is fit for anyone who wants to lose some weight.
Stronger teeth and bones.
Honeydew is rich in calcium which is good in maintaining bones and teeth, making them healthy and strong.
This melon contains high levels of water. 90% of the fruit is not only water but also rich in potassium that helps the body regulate water levels.
This fruit is taken mostly during summer and hot seasons to keep the body hydrated and quench thirst.
Nourishes the skin
Honeydew contains vitamin C that heightens collagen ( the main structural protein found in the skin and other connective tissues.)
Collagen helps to keep the skin healthy, fair and young since it repairs and nourishes skin tissues and blood vessels.
Improves eye health
Some of the most vital Phytonutrients (Substances found in certain plants which are beneficial to human health) needed by the eyes.
It contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin that provides overall eye health and reduces risk of eye conditions.
Good for expectant women.
During pregnancy, the body requires a lot of nutrients and minerals. Honeydew is rich in potassium that maintains heart conditions and vitamin C that strengthens the immune system of both mother and child.