• Kellie Olver

Fast Fix # 209: Fruit of the Summer | Melon Facts and Benefits

Fast Fix # 209: Fruit of the Summer | Melon Facts and Benefits

Mother Nature knows best. Always. You are what you eat. If you are looking to maintain your youthful you, a feeding frenzy of melons is your magic carpet ride to sweet success! Horned Melons for wrinkles – Jam-packed with vitamin C, necessary for collagen production; Vitamin E for hydration; beta carotene provides sun shielding protection – all of which can help you look years younger. Watermelon for heart health – Rich in lycopene to ease inflammation, arginine to lower blood pressure and nitric oxide for circulation - keeps you heart young! Honeydew for happy hair – Rich in niacin, pantothenic acid copper - all amazing for your scalp and to promote thicker, fuller, longer hair; Cantaloupe to keep the blues away – High in inositol (research suggests inositol is as effective as some prescription anti-depressants), selenium, choline and potassium - keeps your mood upbeat and bright, helps relieve stress and anxiety To save melons for months to come? Simply freeze them!

Place 1/1/2 cups melon cubes or chunks of pulp in a blender with ½ cup water.

Add 1 tbsp. lemon or lime juice. Blend till smooth.

Pour mixture into ice pop molds or ice cube trays.

Freeze 24 hours.

Remove and place in freezer bags to save.

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