• Watermelon Health Benefits- Cancer Fighting Super Fruit



    We all know the importance of a healthy diet. But what actually happens to your body when we don’t eat well?

    A build up of toxins & free radicals in the body

    The National Cancer Institute explains that diet and exposure to environmental toxins can lead to the formation and build-up of free radicals in the body. At high concentrations these can be hazardous to the body and damage all major components of cells, including DNA, proteins, and cell membranes. It is this damage to cells caused by free radicals which has been linked to the ageing process and the development of cancer and other health conditions.

    How do you fight free radicals?

    Antioxidants are chemicals that interact with and neutralise free radicals. The body produces a certain amount but it heavily relies on external sources from our diet to acquire all the antioxidants it needs to effectively combat free radicals. If we don’t eat well, we do not provide our bodies with the essential antioxidants it needs to neutralise free radicals and we are more at risk of developing cancer.
    The National Cancer Institute lists examples of dietary antioxidants beta-carotene, lycopene and Vitamins A & C. All of which can be found in Mello Melon Juices so they are an easy and tasty way to get a regular boost of the essential cancer fighting antioxidants your body needs.

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    Watermelon Health Benefits: Cancer Fighting Properties

    Lycopene: Watermelon gets its bold red colour from the high levels of the antioxidant Lycopene. Many studies have shown Lycopene to be a powerful neutraliser of free radicals and scientists have found that a high dietary intake of lycopene, reduces the incidence of some cancers.

    Vitamin A & C: Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamins A & C, antioxidants with free radical fighting properties.

    High Water Content: Helps the body detox and flush nasty toxins out of your system.

    Cantaloupe Health Benefits: Cancer Fighting Properties

    Beta-Carotene: No other fruit contains more beta-carotene than Cantaloupe Melon, an antioxidant found to have strong cancer fighting properties.

    Vitamins A & C: Cantaloupe is known as natures beauty fruit because of the extremely high levels of Vitamin A & C it contains. Not only does it help with the formation of collagen to slow down the ageing process, it also prevents damage by free radicals.

    Stay Healthy. Stay Mello

    Posted by Mello