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The Benefits of Juicing Honeydew

Posted on December 07, 2012 by Juicers Best

The honeydew melon is an amazingly healthy food to juice and consume.  Honeydew melon is rich in numerous vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that encourage a strong and healthy body.  By juicing this wonderful fruit first, it allows your system to absorb its nutrients more readily and easily than if it was eaten.  Another advantage of juicing is that you can increase the volume of fruit you are able to consume in a single sitting, meaning more nutrients in your body. The honeydew melon is an exceptional source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium, copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, chlorine, calcium, sodium, and sulphur.

Honeydew is second only to cantaloupe for highest vitamin C content among melons.  The high content of vitamin C found in honeydew juice has been proven to aid in fighting and preventing various forms of cancer.  Vitamin C helps the body combat and neutralize disease-causing free radicals and aids in tissue repair.  Vitamin C also promotes a strong and healthy immune system by stimulating white cells to fight foreign toxins in the body.

Honeydew juice is also a rich source of folic acid.  A diet high in folic acid has many benefits to your health.  Folic acid is known to aid in reducing symptoms of depression, protect against different forms of cancer, and fight numerous neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s disease.  Studies have also confirmed folic acid to be essential for pregnant women.  Deficiency in folic acid may result in a multitude of birth defects including cleft lip, cleft palate, anencephaly, spinal bifida, and several congenital heart defects.  Insufficient levels of folic acid in men have also been linked to infertility.

Honeydew may be helpful for weight loss when added to your regular diet.  Honeydew is low in calories and sodium, and contains no fat. Honeydew juice provides a healthy alternative to sweets and can help weight loss and prevent obesity.  Honeydew juice also has a high water content, which aids digestion and keeps you hydrated.  

Studies have proven honeydew juice to be beneficial for healthy vision. Thanks to the presence of compounds known as lutein and zeaxanthin, drinking honeydew juice frequently may reduce the risk of developing age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.  Honeydew has also proven to be beneficial for the skin by improving skin complexion and helping to reverse the visible effects of aging.

Honeydew juice is also beneficial for cardiovascular health.  A chemical found in honeydew known as adenosine reduces the viscosity of blood and lessens the risk of heart attack and stroke.  In addition, honeydew is high in potassium, which is vital for controlling blood pressure and maintenance of a healthy and properly functioning heart.  Honeydew juice has also proven to be useful in helping the body absorb iron from food, reducing the risk of anemia.

 

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