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Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja) And Its Side Effects

Muskmelon is rich in nutrients and can be used for weight loss, healthy skin, healthy heart, improved immunity and eye vision. It helps to cure kidney stone and prevents complications or peoblems during pregnancy. It also eases menstrual cramps.

Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja) And Its Side Effects

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Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Nutritional Value of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Health Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Strengthens The Immune System
Cardiovascular Health
Prevents Cancer
Combats Stress
Eye Health
Prevents Diabetic Nephropathy
Treatment Of Insomnia
Treatment of Menstrual Problems
Beneficial For Pregnant Women
Beneficial For Lungs
Uses of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Cultivation of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Cantaloupe or muskmelon is a type of melon belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family. Its scientific name is Cucumis melo var. Cantalupensis. Musk melons are a powerhouse of health nutrients.They have a super high percentage of water content. They not only taste good but also have a wonderful aroma.

Nutritional Value of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Muskmelon or cantaloupe has rich calories,carbohydrate, protein, dietary fiber, sodium, vitamin A, folic acid ,niacin, Vitamin C. It is also nutrient enriched with good quantities of calcium, magnesium, potassium and carotenoids. It does not have fat, cholesterol or saturated fat.

Health Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Health Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Strengthens The Immune System

Vitamin C and vitamin A in muskmelon strengthens immunity.It helps in stimulating the white blood cells in the body. Limphocytes are known for the body’s natural defense mechanism as they prevent foreign bodies from attacking as well as eradicating infections that attack the body. Being a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C also effectively combats free radicals in the body which damage the skin and are responsible for causing premature aging.

Cardiovascular Health

The anticoagulant properties of muskmelon because of the presence of adenosine in it help in blood thinning which automatically reduces the risk of heart ailments. These melons are also rich in potassium which controls blood pressure, thus keeping our heart healthy.

Prevents Cancer

Muskmelons have a high content of Vitamin C and beta-carotene. It can effectively combat and eliminate free radicals from the body which can otherwise supply nutrients to cancer cell growth.

Combats Stress

Cantaloupe or muskmellow is rich in potassium which normalizes the heartbeat and promotes the supply of oxygen to the brain.This makes us feel more relaxed and focused, thus acts as a stress remover. It also has superoxide dismutase which combats stress by lowering the blood pressure and relaxing the nerves.

Eye Health

The adequate amount of vitamin A and carotene present in muskmelon help in preventing cataract and improving vision

Prevents Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disorder in which the kidney cells get dangerously damaged can be prevented by cantaloupe extract known as “oxykine” . Moreover, cantaloupe or muskmelon has a low glycemic index (GI) which means that fructose and glucose contained in cantaloupe is a simple sugar. This helps to prevent diabetic nephropathy.

Treatment Of Insomnia

Cantaloupe has powerful laxative properties. It contains a uniquecompound that relieve the nerves and calms anxieties. Thus, it helps insomniacs to get a sound sleep by eliminating sleeping disorders.

Treatment of Menstrual Problems

The anti-coagulant propert of muskmelon dissolves clots and eases muscle cramps during menstruation. Vitamin C present in muskmelon also helps to regulate menstrual flow.

Beneficial For Pregnant Women

High folate content in muskmelon removes excess sodium and reduces water retention problems in pregnant mothers. It helps in the production and maintenance of new cells and it also prevents neutral tube disorders in fetuses.

Beneficial For Lungs

Regular intake of muskmelon replenishes the body from the loss of vitamin A. It helps in rejuvenating the lungs and is particularly beneficial for smokers whose lungs have been severely damaged due to smoking.

Uses of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Muskmelon aids other benefits like skin and hair health.Skin benefits include hydration and rejuvenation of skin,skin cells regeneration. It helps prevent aging symptoms. Muskmelon is also used in the treatment of eczema and other skin problems. It also helps to combat hair loss and works as a perfect conditioner.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Use of muskmelon is better avoided during pregnancy and breast feeding.

Cultivation of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Muskmelon is native to Iran, Anatolia and the Caucasus., It is also cultivated in northwest India and Afghanistan. Muskmelons grow best with average monthly temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and ripen best in dry weather. They mostly favor loose, rich soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.8 that is well drained.It is better if aged manure is added to the planting beds the fall before planting the seeds.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am a patient of CKD with no medications. Having plantar so land up with pain if I walk long. Please suggest diet plan and exercises so that I may lose weight.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
For CKD you need a specialized diet plan to loose weight, however you can refer to generalised do's and don'ts: DO’S AND DON’TS AND GENERAL GUIDELINES DO’S Use Skimmed or double toned milk. Use Curd or yogurt made from Skimmed or double toned milk. Can have low fat cheese (when told) If unavoidable can take Equal, Stevia, Natura (Maximum 2-3 tablets /day).(Sugar only 2 tsp per day) Use whole grain/Brown bread / Multi Grain (not the white breads) In vegetables can have: Onions, Tomatoes, Garlic, Ginger, All the green leafy vegetables (after leaching), capsicum, all bell peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, mushrooms, green onions, brinjals, ladyfinger, broccoli, parsley, lettuce, asparagus, French beans, tinda, bottleguard, tauri, bittergourd, parwal, pumpkin. (3-4 bowls per day), Water Cress (Singhara), In fruits can have: Papaya, guava, oranges (3-4 ), pears, peaches, apple (1-2 in a day), plums, strawberries (6-7 in a day), cherries (8-10 in a day), jamun fruit (10- 12) babugosha (2-3 ). Water intake: 1.5 litres or as per urine output. Oil: Use only refined oils in minimal quantity. (No desi ghee, no vanaspati). Can have 500 ml of milk (Skimmed or double toned) per day. Beverages :Butter Milk, Lemon Water, Cold Coffee (Skimmed Milk), Green Tea, Tea, Coffee, Clear soups as prescribed DON’T’S Sugar products like jaggery, honey, jam, jelly, sweets and anything sugar coated etc. (Sugar only 2 tsp per day) In Vegetables :Arbi, Potatoes (only when given in plan), Carrots, Yam, Lotus Stem, Jackfruit (Kathal), Peas, Sweet potatoes, Beet root, turnip. In Fruits: Mangoes, Grapes, Cheeku, Banana, Custard Apple, Sarda, Muskmelon, litchi, pineapple. Aerated drinks and Alcohols (not even diet coke/Pepsi) Corn flour, Baby corn, Maida, refined flours Packet soups (except clear vegetable soup), Thick tomato gravies, tomato soups & tomato sauce/ketchup, pickles etc. Fruit juices (canned or fresh) Fried and Junk foods Nuts (except almonds 6-8 per day) and walnuts 2-3 per day) Pulses and Legumes (except when told). Coconut milk / Coconut Processed and canned foods.

They say that if you want to reduce weight, avoid fruits especially if you are diabetic.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
You can take all fruits except mango, chiku, muskmelon and shitafal. Ask me privately for customized diet plan for you.
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I am gaining wait quickly. Which kinds of vegetables of fruits I take to cure it?

MD, CMS, DMT
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Take green veg and mosambi juice and avoid constipation and fatty food take plenty of water and papaya every day and avoid non veg skip lunch with mild breakfast and dinner take warm water with lemon and honey 2 glass daily empty stomach walk for at least 4-5 km daily.
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I 21 years male who have an inappropriate thin face. It is therefore shy in social life more with friends. Is it resulting from a habit of masturbation. I want the most effective medication from highly expert doctor to gain proper fat of face only.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hello, there is no medicine to gain fat on face only You need to increase your daily food intake and gain weight as 54 kg ( as mentioned by you ) for a height of 5ft 6in is less . Eat healthy after every 2 hours. You can have milkshakes, fruits like mango, banana, chickoo, muskmelon, grapes. Dry fruits like kaju, kismis, badam, pista. Peanuts, namkeens, chaat, bhelpuri, halwa, kheer etc.
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I am loosing weight, no gaining my weight and have tried medicine and medicare but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do. Can you please help me with this?

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
hello , apart from medications just take proper nutrition include healthy fruits and vegetables like apple,chiku, muskmelons,mangoes, cheese, dal, green vegetables, also add dairy products milk,butter, ghee in a.proper amount. do strength training exercise twice in aweek
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Popular Health Tips

How To Take Care Of Your Long Hair In Summers?

MD - Dermatology, MBBS, DDV
Dermatologist, Pune
How To Take Care Of Your Long Hair In Summers?

Summer might be the perfect time to flaunt your beach wave tresses, but you also need to protect them from the scorching sun. The summer sun can make your hair dry and brittle, causing a lot of damage. Here are five tips to keep your hair healthy and beautiful all summer long.

  1. Hydration: In summer you tend to lose too minerals through sweat and this causes dehydration, which in general affects your whole body, making your skin and hair dry and lifeless. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least 7-8 glasses of water. Also include lemon water, buttermilk and coconut water in your diet to regain the lost minerals. Eat fruits with high water content such as muskmelon, watermelon, cucumbers and tomatoes to include nutrients in your system.
  2. Protection: Wear a scarf or a stylish hat to match your outfit as well as protect your mane from the sun rays. Preferably use a cotton one and tie it loosely so that it does not hinder circulation.
  3. Use a mild Shampoo: In summers, excess sweat can clog your hair follicles, capturing dirt and bacteria. It is important to use a gentle shampoo that gets the job done without stripping your hair of moisture.
  4. Condition: Use a conditioner to provide texture and strength to your hair. They also lend a coating on the hair that makes it shiny and creates a thin barrier from the sun rays.
  5. Limit styling tools: It is better to avoid heating tools as much as possible because additional heat can dry out your hair shafts. Also, use fewer hair products such as hairsprays and gels because they contain tons of chemicals that can cause damage by clogging the follicles mixed with sweat.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Muskmelon (Kharbuja) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - खरबूजे के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Muskmelon (Kharbuja) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - खरबूजे के फायदे और नुकसान

रसदार फलों में खरबूजा का नाम प्रमुखता से लिया जाता है. इसका वैज्ञानिक नाम कुकुमिस मेलो है. ये भी ककड़ी, लौकी आदि के परिवार क्युकरबिटेसियाए से ही है. इसकी ठंडी तासीर और रस से भरा मीठा स्वाद इसे गर्मियों में खाए जाने वाले फलों में विशेष स्थान दिलाता है. रस से भरा होने के कारण ये गर्मी में शरीर में पानी की कमी को भी पूरा करता है. इसमें विटामिन ए, विटामिन बी-6 के साथ-साथ आहार फाइबर और फोलिक एसिड जैसे खनिजों का भी एक अच्छा स्रोत है. आकार में गोल या आयताकार लगने वाला खरबूजा हल्के पीले रंग से लेकर नारंगी रंग में होता है. खरबूजा के नुकसान और फायदे निम्नलिखित हैं.

1. दिल को रखे स्वस्थ
खरबूजा में एडेनोसिन और पोटेशियम पाया जाता है. पोटेशियम शरीर में सोडियम को हानि पहुँचाने से रोकने के साथ ही रक्तचाप को भी नियंत्रित करता है. वहीँ इसमें पाया जाने वाला एडेनोसिन, कार्डियोवास्कुलर सिस्टम में रक्त के थक्के को जमने से रोकता है. इसके अलावा इसमें पाया जाने वाला विटामिन सी, धमनी-स्क्लेरोसिस को रोकता है और फोलेट दिल के दौरे को रोकने में मददगार है.
2. मासिक धर्म के दौरान
खरबूजे का लाभ मासिक धर्म चक्र के दौरान भी महिलाओं के लिए उपयोगी होता है. जाहिर है पीरियड्स के दौरान महिलाओं को कई तरह की परेशानियों का सामना करना पड़ता है. पेट दर्द या ऐंठन से जूझने वाली महिलाएं खरबूजे की सहायता से अपनी परेशानी कम कर सकते हैं.
3. बालों के लिए लाभदायक
बालों का झड़ना आज आम समस्या बन चूका है. यदि आप भी इस तरह की समस्या से परेशान हैं तो आपको खरबूजा से लाभ मिल सकता है. दरअसल इसमें पाया जाने वाला विटामिन बी बालों को झड़ने से तो रोकता ही है इसके साथ ही बालों का विकास भी करता है. खरबूजे का पेस्ट बनाकर इसे 10 मिनट तक बालों में लगाने से एक अच्छा हेयर कंडिशनर का भी काम करता है.
4. वजन घटाने में
खरबूजे में कैलोरी कम मात्रा में जबकि फाइबर प्रचुर मात्रा में पाया जाता है. अपने इसी गुण के कारण खरबूजा वजन घटाने वालों के लिए एक अच्छा खाद्य पदार्थ बन जाता है. इसके पाचन की प्रक्रिया भी काफी धीमी गति से चलती है. जिससे की आपको लम्बे समय तक भूख का अहसास नहीं होता है.
5. आँखों के लिए
खरबूजा में पाया जाने वाला बीटा कैरोटीन, स्वस्थ दृष्टि को बनाए रखने में सहायक होता है. जब आप खरबूजे के द्वारा बीटा बीटा कैरोटीन लेते हैं तो ये विटामिन ए में परिवर्तित हो जाता है. जो कि मोतियाबिंद को रोकने और दृष्टि में सुधार करने में काफी उपयोगी है.
6. पाचन तंत्र के लिए
खरबूजे का सेवन हमारे पाचन तंत्र के लिए भी काफी अच्छा साबित होता है. दरअसल ये हमारे पाचनतंत्र को स्वस्थ रखने वाली आँतों को सुचारू रूप से काम करने में मददगार है. इसके अलावा ये कोलेरेक्टल कैंसर के खतरे को भी काफी हद तक कम करता है.
7. कैंसर के उपचार में
खरबूजा में पाया जाने वाला विटामिन सी और बीटा कैरोटिन हमें कैंसर से लड़ने में मदद करते हैं. दरअसल ये हमारे शरीर में पाए जाने वाले मुक्त कणों के प्रभाव को काफी हद तक कम करते हैं. ये मुक्त कण ही हमारे शरीर की कोशिकाओं पर हमले करके कैंसर को जन्म देते हैं.
8. मधुमेह के लिए उपयोगी
खरबूजे का अर्क गुर्दे की कोशिकाओं को क्षतिग्रस्त होने से बचाता है. इसलिए इसे “आक्सीविकिन” के रूप में जाना जाता है. इसके अलावा, खरबूजे में कम ग्लाइसेमिक इंडेक्स है. फ्रैंटोज और ग्लूकोस एक नॅचुरल शुगर है जो खरबूजे में पाई जाती है.
9. फेफड़ों के लिए
खरबूजा, हमारे फेफड़ों के लिए भी लाभदायक साबित होता है. यह फेफड़ों को पुनर्जीवित भी कर सकता है, विशेष रूप से धूम्रपान करने वालों के लिए फायदेमंद होता है. धूम्रपान के कारण गंभीर रूप से क्षतिग्रस्त हो गये फेफड़ों के लिए भी ये काफी फायदेमंद होता है.
10. गर्भवती महिलाओं के लिए
गर्भावस्था के दौरान महिलाओं में फोलिक एसिड की कमी हो जाती है. ऐसे में इस दौरान खरबूजे में मौजूद फोइक एसिड उनके शरीर में फोलिक एसिड की भरपाई कर सकता है. इसके अलावा खरबूजे में मौजूद फोलेट सामग्री विशेष रूप से गर्भवती महिलाओं में नए कोशिकाओं के उत्पादन और रखरखाव में मदद करती है और यह भ्रूण में ट्यूब की परेशानियों को भी दूर करता है.
11. गठिया के उपचार में
खरबूजा में सूजन को कम करने का गुण मौजूद होता है. इसलिए इसकी उचित खुराक आपको गठिया से जुड़े दर्द और असुविधा से छुटकारा दिला सकती है. इस प्रकार ये गठिया से आपको बचाने में भी मददगार साबित होते हैं.
12. तनाव से राहत में
खरबूजा, पोटेशियम से भरपूर होता है. इसमें मौजूद पोटेशियम मस्तिष्क को ऑक्सीजन की आपूर्ति करता है. इसके आलावा इसमें सुपरऑक्सइड डिसूटासेज भी होता है जो रक्तचाप को कम करके तंत्रिकाओं को राहत देता है और ये तनाव से लड़ते हैं.

खरबूजा के नुकसान

  • कुछ लोगों को खरबूजे के सेवन से एलर्जी हो सकती है.
  • खरबूजा खाने के तुरंत बाद पानी पिने से हैजा होने की आशंका रहती है.
  • सुबह खाली पेट खरबूजे का सेवन नहीं करना चाहिए.
  • गर्म प्रकृति वालो को खरबूजे के अधिक सेवन से सूजन हो सकती है.
     
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Want to get rid Of ill effects of Smog / Fog / Pollution?

BSc Home Science, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Want to get rid Of ill effects of Smog / Fog / Pollution?

Your diet is missing in multiple nutrients hence not able to protect itself from dis-eases. Your body does not get enough supply of nutrients and due to pollution (environmental, water, food, air quality, soil, chemicals used outside and inside home etc.) the nutrients are exhausted faster and the requirement increases multifolds.

The remedy is to eat as many fruits and veg in a day - fresh, juiced (but un-strained) or as mixed fruit bowl, mixed salad etc. all uncooked. Remember the antioxidants (protective nutrients – protect our body from diseases, valuable for preventing sicknesses, beneficial for protecting the body from further damage, if taken in sufficiency even reverse certain symptoms) are mostly present in foods which are in the natural form. So consume the foods the way nature produces for us.

Vitamins A, C, E & Omega are major antioxidants and should be taken in dietary and supplemental form along with Echinacea (herb) to boost the immunity, making you strong enough to fight the infections and diseases.

Therefore consume foods:

1. Rich in omega3 to counteract the inflammatory allergic response such as wall nuts, pecan nuts, flex seeds, chia seeds, mildly roasted or lightly cooked soya beans, canola oil, etc.

2. Rich in antioxidants such as all kinds of all kinds of berries strawberries, black berries, blue berries, bilberries, gooseberries, cranberries, raspberries, mulberries, etc.

3. Rich in Vitamin C and other nutrients - fruits such as oranges, apples, quince, pears, custard apple, kiwi, pineapple, papaya, pomegranate, sweet lime, lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, banana, apricot, lychees, rambutan, toddy fruit, plums, peach, avocado, amla, olives, cherries, watermelons, muskmelon, fig, guava, grapes etc.

4. Good food sources of other protective nutrients in different color vegetables like baby corn, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, bell peppers / capsicum, cucumber, cabbage, kale, parsley, cauliflower, spinach, green onion, lettuce tomatoes, onions, radish, and more - eaten as raw - as salads....

5. Herbs such as ginger, turmeric, mint, coriander, celery etc

6. Uncooked sprouts of all the lentils. Some nutrients missing in the lentils or legumes are synthesized during the process of germination and available best in uncooked form especially for 4 from Vitamin B group, Vitamin C and many others

7. Warm decoctions such as green tea, herbal tea, tulsi tea, jeera tea, ajwain tea, methi tea, etc.

However, when you already got the health concern, your body requires more antioxidants then it would require on a regular basis. If your lungs and liver are affected then you should undergo a nutritional therapy for a certain period of time to get your health back.

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Premature ejaculation and homoepathic treatment

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Premature ejaculation and homoepathic treatment

Premature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint. Both psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation.

Homeopathic medication, psychological counseling and sexual techniques that delay ejaculation can improve sex.

Symptoms

The primary sign of premature ejaculation is ejaculation that occurs before both partners wish, causing concern or distress.

1. Ejaculation that always or nearly always occurs within one minute or less of vaginal penetration

2. The inability to delay ejaculation on all or nearly all vaginal penetrations

3. Negative personal consequences, such as distress, anger, frustration or the avoidance of sexual intimacy.

4. Is marked by persistent or recurrent ejaculation with minimal
Stimulation before, on, or shortly after penetration.

The exact cause of premature ejaculation is not known. It involves a complex interaction of both psychological and biological factors.

Psychological causes
Early sexual experiences may establish a
Pattern that can be difficult to change later in life, such as:

1. Situations in which you may have hurried to reach climax in order to avoid being discovered

2. Guilty feelings that increase your tendency to rush through sexual encounters

Other factors that can play a role in causing premature ejaculation include:

Erectile dysfunction. Men who are anxious about obtaining or maintaining their erection during sexual intercourse may form a pattern of rushing to ejaculate which can be difficult to change.

Anxiety. Many men with premature ejaculation also have problems with anxiety - either specifically about sexual performance or caused by other issues.

Relationship problems. Interpersonal issues between the partners may contribute to this problem.

Biological causes
A number of biological factors may contribute to premature ejaculation, including:

Abnormal hormone levels

Abnormal levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters.

The abnormal reflex activity of the ejaculatory system.

Certain thyroid problems

Inflammation and infection of the prostate or urethra

Rarely, premature ejaculation is caused by:

Nervous system damages resulting from surgery or trauma

Withdrawal from narcotics.

Complications

While premature ejaculation doesn't increase your risk of serious health problems, it can cause problems in your personal life, including:

1. Relationship strains. The most common complication of premature ejaculation is relationship stress.

2. Fertility problems. Premature ejaculation can occasionally make fertilization difficult or impossible for couples who are trying to become pregnant.

Diet and nutrition: one should take a diet rich in citrus fruits, sprouts, egg, fish, wheat germ oil, flax seeds, almond, figs, walnut and seeds preferably muskmelon. Drink plenty of water, avoid too much use of antidepressant drugs, avoid narcotic drugs, avoid excess alcohol. Sleeping hours must be 7-8. Yoga is also beneficial in keeping good health but before doing yoga always have an expert opinion.


Homeopathic medicines indicated for this problem are:
Berberis, caladium, carbo veg, china, conium, calc carb, eryng-aqua, gels, graph, lyco, natrum carb, natrum mur, nux vom, phos acid, phos, picric acid, platina, selenium, spongia, staph, sulph, sepia, titanium, vanilla, zinc.

Homeopathic treatment cures premature ejaculation without side effects permanently.

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Summers - 5 Fruits That Help You Keep Your Cool

Masters In Dietetics & Food Service Management, B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition, Reebok Instructor Course
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Summers - 5 Fruits That Help You Keep Your Cool

As the mercury levels soar higher, it is time to get creative to keep yourself cool this summer. To keep yourself hydrated and active, you can include fresh seasonal fruits in your daily diet.
Here are some nutritious and refreshing fruits that help you in fighting the effects of the hot summer and health problems that accompany them:
1. Melons - Watermelon has high water content that helps you to stay hydrated and refreshed during summer. Melons contain lycopene that helps in protecting the skin against sun damage. Muskmelon is another healthy summer fruit that helps to improve the body's immunity as it is rich in potassium, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C.
2. Oranges - A juicy orange is a perfect thirst quencher in the summer season. Orange is rich in all varieties of vitamins except vitamin K. Oranges contain a large amount of vitamin C, folate, and thiamin that provide natural protection against the harmful UV rays, help in increasing the production of red blood cells in your body and also reduce stress level. They also help in curing muscle pains and cramps. Beta-carotene, lutein, and cryptoxanthin are present in oranges that help to keep away infections and cancer and also protect the eye from macular degeneration.
3. Mango - Rightly called the king of fruits, mango is loaded with high amounts of selenium, iron, and fiber. It is also an outstanding source of vitamins C, vitamin A and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, and potassium. The cholesterol levels in the body are lowered by high levels of vitamin C, fiber, and pectin. The potassium content of the fruit helps in controlling high blood pressure and heart rate. The fruit also has properties that help in boosting your immunity.
4. Papaya - Papaya is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, and phytochemicals. These have anti-cancerous, anti-bacterial and anti-stress properties. Papain is an enzyme found in this fruit, which helps in curing ingestion and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The antioxidants present in papaya help in slowing down the ageing process in women, provide a fresh glow to the skin and help in weight loss.
5. Grapes - Grapes help in losing weight by reducing the capacity of the cells to store more fat. Grapes also help in protecting the body against the damaging effects of radiation, cleansing your blood, preventing degenerative nerve disease and boosting cardiovascular health.

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Table of Content

Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Nutritional Value of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Health Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Strengthens The Immune System
Cardiovascular Health
Prevents Cancer
Combats Stress
Eye Health
Prevents Diabetic Nephropathy
Treatment Of Insomnia
Treatment of Menstrual Problems
Beneficial For Pregnant Women
Beneficial For Lungs
Uses of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Cultivation of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)