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Why Should You Eat Muskmelons?

Whole and cut pieces of muskmelon

Muskmelon is a sweet, yellow-fleshed, and flavor-filled fruit that is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. The fruit produces a characteristic musky aroma when ripe. Muskmelon has many cultivars with different names. For instance, Crenshaw, honeydew, and casaba are familiar examples of smooth-skinned muskmelons. On the other hand, cantaloupe, Santa Claus melon, and Persian melon…

Watercress: Health Benefits and Nutritional Value

Healthily growing watercress plants

Watercress is a nutrient-rich plant found in aquatic and semi-aquatic environments across the globe. Watercress belongs to the cabbage family, alongside common vegetables such as kale, broccoli, horseradish, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, turnip, and collards. Watercress is a herb native to the United Kingdom and Asia. Today, the vegetable is still grown in the United Kingdom.…

Five Reasons You Should Eat Dragon Fruit Or Pitahaya

Full and sliced red-skinned dragon fruit/pitaya

Dragon fruit or pitahaya/pitaya is a red-skinned fruit mainly grown in the tropics and subtropics. Dragon fruit is sometimes referred to as the strawberry pear and grows in different places globally. In the United States, dragon fruit is cultivated in Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and southern California. Globally, the fruit grows well in the Caribbean, Australia,…

Aloe Vera and Weight Loss

Freshly cut aloe vera leaves

Weight loss has become an increasingly important element of a healthy lifestyle in the wake of growing obesity concerns. At the same time, aloe vera has found increasing support in literature as a solution to obesity and overweight problems. Aloe vera demonstrates anti-obesity effects and aids in weight loss in several ways. Improves Metabolism Aloe…