Energy foods: nourishing food

by Ron

Years ago, we had a speaker at a convention. He was a nutritionist for a NFL football team. He said the most "nourishing" food was cantaloupe.

I'm not sure if he meant anything specific, I think general all around food. As a result I like to eat cantaloupe, not sure if I get more energy or not, but I think it fits well into my diet.

Wendy: Did a quick search, and I think this says it all. WOW!

Cantaloupe contains a wide variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, including the carotenoids alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin; the flavonoid luteolin; the organic acids ferulic and caffeic acid; and two cucurbitacins—cucurbitacin B and cucurbitacin E. Cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids) and vitamin C. It is also a very good source of potassium and a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, copper, and vitamin K.

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Cantaloupe Smell Test
by: Joe W.

O.K. Who knows what a cantaloupe is suppose to smell like to be as fresh as possible?

When you go into a supermarket people don't generally smell the oranges, apples or pears. However; you can catch a person smelling the cantaloupe before deciding to buy or not.

I suppose all those good nutrients in the cantaloupe could be in jeopardy if this fruit doesn't smell right. What do you think!

Joe W.

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Guess I am lucky because I have always loved this fruit and have great memories of my grandfather growing and selling them in the hot South Texas weather in the 60's.

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