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Nutritional Benefits of Melons, Lemons, and Apples

Updated on July 16, 2011

Melons

A melon is considered as the most nutritious fruits of all. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has prepared a list of fruits for their nutritional value and melons have been the first in this list followed by watermelon, oranges, strawberries, grapefruits, pineapples, tangerines, peaches, and other fruits. At the last of the list was the humble plum. Melons are full of vitamin C and A. Per pound, melon has 15,000 IU vitamin A and three times the vitamin C contained in apples. Melons also contain myo-inositol, a lipid which combats insomnia, anxiety, and hardening of arteries. Melons contain greatest amount of digestive enzymes. The American Cancer Society has recommended melon as a powerful agent that combats against intestinal cancer, skin cancer, and melanoma. An average-sized cantaloupe contains approximately 100 calories and it is rich in nutrients. Melons are perfect for weight loss.

Musk melon
Musk melon

When buying, melons should be firm and sweet-smelling with a soft belly during the summer. You can purchase cantaloupes as they are cheap. To check the ripeness of melons, press them firmly with your thumb and your thumb will dig a little but will not be completely soft. Melons can look old, but still can produce excellent juice. Melons are really beneficial for the skin. Melons are the most convenient source to make large flasks of nutritious, cheap, delicious, refreshing, colorful, revitalizing, and energizing drink.

Different types of melons
Different types of melons
Juicy lemons
Juicy lemons

Lemons

Lemon is the king of citrus fruits. It powerfully detoxifies our body because it has high source of bioflavonoids and it is also an excellent diuretic. During fasting, lemon juice has a tremendous ability to dissolve the mucus and clear toxins from the cellular tissue. It is said that drinking one glass of lemon juice without sugar/salt empty stomach early in the morning on a daily basis reduces weight. Lemon is one of the most refreshing drink for hot summer months in countries like India. Lemon juice can be easily made by simply adding one squeezed lemon juice to one glass of chilled mineral water. Lemon has a big role in cooking and works as a substitute for vinegar in recipes. Lemon juice is an excellent addition to vegetable recipes. It enhances the taste and makes them deliciously sour and also cuts the heaviness associated with vegetable juices. Lemon is also added to make non-vegetarian recipes such as lemon chicken. Buy lemons that are soft to get more lemon juice. Store them in refrigerators.

Delicious juicy apples
Delicious juicy apples

Apples

All classes of apples are great for juicing, no matter what time of year you are juicing them. Apple juice is a powerful cleanser and tonic for our body. It has plenty of vitamins including vitamin A and C. Apple juice can be diluted with water or other fruit and vegetable juices such as carrots, cucumbers or melons to make mixed fruit or mixed vegetable juices. To prevent the apple juice from being dark, squeeze juice of one lemon and add it before making the apple juice in the container. If apples are soft and tender, they will juice very less and if they are hard, they will be juicy enough. When buying apples, always choose apples that do not have any holes in them and also store apples in refrigerator after buying them.

Rare pink lady apples
Rare pink lady apples
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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your latest update Gio.

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      Gio 

      6 years ago

      Hi. Always happy when people spread awareness on the enourmous benefits of fruit. However, let's be careful when we report things.

      For instance, melons are a wonderful fruit (tropical fruit so among the most suited to human). Yet, whether being "most nutritious" is important or not it would appear that other sources they do not rate it such (ie. Nutridata rates cucumbers, kiwi and other fruits much more nutritious).

      Science for Public Interest seem to be a bit confused on other issues too. For instance, they say sweet potatoes are "loaded" with vit.C while they actually have over 30 times less vit,C than broccoli, for instance.

      And so on.

      Thank You!

      Gio

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot for your comments nifty and jjmyles.

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      jjmyles 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Excellent hub. Very informative. I just love fruit and this article really points out how healthy it is for us.

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      nifty@50 

      8 years ago

      Good information! I like the melon illustrations!

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi thevoice, Charanjeet Kaur, and lelanew55, thanks for the read and comments. I will keep on writing and publishing more hubs in the hubilicious contest. Right now, I am preparing for writing in today's topic, will write something on yeast and leaveners.

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      lelanew55 

      8 years ago

      Great hub! I enjoyed the images.

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      charanjeet kaur 

      8 years ago from Delhi

      Could not agree more with the rest of the commenting hubbers here, awesome hub. Rated it up and colorful images. Your contest hubs are inspiring to write more. Kudos my friend.

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      thevoice 

      8 years ago from carthage ill

      terrific fine detailed hub write read excellent was sick sorry thanks

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much TattoGuy. I am trying my level best for the contest.

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      TattoGuy 

      8 years ago

      I like these types of hubs, you are really doing well Soni !

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