Thorn melon or the Kiwano fruit is one of the fruits that is loaded with health benefits. It is full of antioxidants, improves digestion, slows pre-mature ageing, alleviates stress and boosts metabolism. With a growing health conscious population, you can never lack a market. It can be cultivated on farms, grown naturally in the bush and adapts well in semi-arid areas and in warm to hot regions.
Here are some of the health benefits of eating thorn melons:
1.Supports Proper Hydration
Water alone is often thought to be synonymous with hydration. However, electrolytes — such as potassium, magnesium, and sodium — are also necessary for maintaining healthy fluid status (10Trusted Source).
Kiwano melon is made up of about 88% water and contains carbs and electrolytes — making it useful for increasing hydration .
2.Thorn melon fruit boosts metabolism and is a stress-reliever
Horned melon also has benefits to metabolic health. The fruit has an element of Zinc, a mineral that plays a crucial responsibility in metabolism and produces the protein essential for healing wounds and repairing tissues, organs, blood vessels, and cells. Research has also indicated that Kiwano can be utilized in easing the mind and get the body to a relaxed and calm state.
Horned melon contains Vitamin A which is known to improve eyesight. Vitamin A has antioxidants properties that eliminate the radicals that lead to eye problems.
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