Eating cantaloupe is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day, plus it's a great source of vitamin C that your body needs for normal immune system function and healthy wrinkle-free skin. One cup of cubed cantaloupe has close to 60 milligrams of vitamin C, which is more than half of the recommended intake for a whole day.
Cantaloupes also have plenty of potassium, so it’s good for your blood pressure, and lots of vitamin A, which is good for normal vision and clear healthy skin.
And it’s perfect for a weight loss diet. One cup of cantaloupe chunks has about 40 calories.
Choose cantaloupes that have a sweet, but fresh aroma and feel heavy for their physical size. Avoid cantaloupes that have a strong sweet smell — they may be over-ripe.
Eat several cantaloupe slices as a sweet refreshing snack or combine your cantaloupe with sliced fruits and melons chunks for delicious and healthy fruit salads.