It is recommended to eat melon if you have anemia, liver disease, atherosclerosis, heart failure, as well as to normalize the functioning of the kidneys and heart and simply increase the general tone of the body. Depleted by disease, the elderly are advised to eat melon, since this valuable dietary product is absorbed by the body. Two hours before meals and for the next two hours, it is better not to eat anything - then the melon is most effective for the sick person's body.
For kidney diseases, traditional medicine recommends drinking a decoction of melon seeds.
Melon calms the nervous system and regulates the processes of hematopoiesis, for this you need to eat at least 300 g of melon per day.
Melon contains more vitamin C than other melons and gourds. It has a beneficial effect on the intestinal microflora, promotes the elimination of cholesterol from the body, improves the digestion process, and helps with constipation.
Melon will not only help you maintain health, but also look your best, as it is an excellent beautician. It whitens the skin and is used for burns.
Most often, melon is eaten raw, added to fruit salads and desserts. But you can also dry it, make jam, jam and even compote.
If you are sick with diabetes or diarrhea, melon is contraindicated for you.
How to choose a melon
- Melon must be clean, free from black spots and cracks. You shouldn't risk catching salmonellosis or botulism.
- Of course, in no case buy cut melons and do not ask the seller to cut them. Do you think the seller washed his hands for a long time?
- If the melon does not smell, no matter how you poke your nose into it, then it is unripe. Look for a melon that exudes a strong aroma. You will be satisfied with such a purchase.
- You can spank a melon. As knowledgeable people say, a dull sound means that the melon is ripe.
- The tail of a ripe melon should be dry, and the trace from the flower on the back side is slightly soft, if it is very soft, it means that the melon is overripe.