Major Side Effect of Eating Cantaloupe

When it comes to quick, easy breakfasts, there are few things as delicious and satisfying as digging into a perfectly ripe fruit cup

Especially one that has hearty chunks of cantaloupe. With just 150 calories in a small melon, cantaloupe has long been touted as an ideal food for dieters,

With its high volume and water content capable of keeping those who consume it full and focused for hours.

"Cantaloupe is a nutrient-packed melon that does not get as much attention for its health benefits as it should. You may find it surprising that cantaloupe is an excellent source of beta-carotene

A study published in JAMA found that, among 5,836 adults aged 55 and older, those with higher intakes of beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc

All of which can be found in cantaloupe—had significantly lower rates of age-related macular degeneration than those with lower antioxidant consumption.

Best notes that cantaloupe is also a naturally occurring source of folate, which is known for combatting neural tube disorders and improving cognitive function but may also benefit your eye health.

Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, higher folate intake was linked to lower rates of exfoliation glaucoma and exfoliation glaucoma suspect.

So, whether you're looking for a simple way to safeguard your vision or just want a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further than this tasty melon.

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