Tom’s Favorite:Cantaloupes – Ranked First in World’s Nutritious Fruit
5 ice cubes
2 tbs. of Sucanat
dash of cinnamon
Juice the cantaloupe and blend with Sucanat, cinnamon and ice cubes.
This is my favorite drink. Stunningly refreshing and full of flavor. Has more than 15,000 I.U. of vitamin A and over three times the vitamin C content of an apple. It also contains myoinositol, a lipid that helps with anxiety, insomnia and in battling hardening of the arteries. It also contains the greatest amount of digestive enzymes. The American Cancer Society recommends cantaloupes as powerful agents in the fight against intestinal and skin cancer. Cantaloupe contains approximately 100 calories, yet, it is dense in nutrients. This makes them a perfect food for healing and weight loss. Delicious, filling and low in calories.
Cantaloupes are considered the most nutritious of all fruit. The Center for Science in Public Interest compiled a list of fruits rated by their nutritional value. Cantaloupes came in first place, followed closely by watermelon, then oranges. Next came strawberries, grapefruit, pineapples, tangerines and peaches. In last place the lowly plum.
Cantaloupes are packed with vitamins A and C. Per pound, this fruit has 15,000 I.U. of vitamin A and three times the vitamin C content of apples. They also contain myoinositol, a lipid that helps with anxiety, insomnia and in battling hardening of the arteries. Cantaloupes contain the greatest amount of digestive enzymes. The American Cancer Society recommends melons as powerful agents in the fight against intestinal cancer and the all-too-common skin cancer, melanoma. One average-sized cantaloupe contains approximately 100 calories, yet, is dense in nutrients. Melons are perfect for weight loss.
Choosing a Cantaloupe
Cantaloupes should be purchased firm, sweet smelling with a soft navel. During the summer, cantaloupes are cheap. To check for ripeness press firmly against the fruit with your thumb. They should give a little but not be soft. Cantaloupes can look decrepit, but still produce excellent juice. A major part of the cantaloupe’s nutritional value is in the rind but it is high in mold and fungus, so scrub the skin well with water and an organic cleaner. Juicing the rind will give more nutrition but diminish the taste. Slice and juice, seeds and all. When juice fasting, cantaloupes are the most convenient source for large volumes of cheap, nutritious, delicious, refreshing, colorful, revitalizing, energizing juice.
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