Juicing Melons provide antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anticoagulant benefits
Adenosine, the anticoagulant chemical in melons, has a blood thinning effect that lessens the risk of heart attacks and strokes. They are all a good souce of vitamin A and contain vitamin C and calcium. They also help reduce the risk of cancer.
The juice is refreshing and aromatic, but should be drunk on its own. The juice goes through the digestive system quicker then any other fruit would and restricts the absorption of nutrients from other juices.
Choose ripe melons for juicing. Peel, cut into chunks and juice with the seeds. You can juice the rind if you want to (just make sure your juicer can accept it without damage-read the manual).
2 cups of chunks yields about 2/3 cup (150 mL).
Nutritional Benefits of Melons
Vitamins and Minerals
Rich in beta carotene, folic acid, C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E.
Rich in calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, small amounts of copper, iron and zinc.
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