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5 reasons muskmelon is a must this summer

As unbearable as the summer can be in our country, the one thing that lends solace is the bounty of fruits that the nature offers with the advent of this cruel season.

It’s no secret that consuming seasonal fruits and vegetables is the best thing one can do to keep their body fit and disease-free. With muskmelon now being found at every possible fruit vendor, it becomes only obvious that one should know the array of health benefits this fruit offers.

Here are 5 reasons you should include fresh muskmelon in your diet every day:

Relieves stress

Eating a muskmelon increases flow of oxygen to the brain. This helps in keeping the brain calm and stress-free, according to

Improves eye health

Muskmelons are rich in vitamin A and beta carotene, which strengthen the eye muscles, improve one’s vision and reduce the risk of developing cataracts, as mentioned by

Promotes weight loss

According to, muskmelons are rich in potassium which helps maintain weight. The fat content in muskmelons is also negligible.

Keeps the body hydrated

About 90 per cent of a muskmelon is just water. According to, the water content in muskmelon keeps the body hydrated while addressing issues like low energy and fainting. Eating muskmelons is one of the best ways to beat the scorching heat in summer.

Helps relieve period cramps

Muskmelon contains vitamin C, which helps in regulating menstrual flow, thus relieving women of period cramps. It is advisable to have this fruit at least on the first two days of one’s period.