Melons are perfect for hydrating and detoxing

Melons are extremely good for cleansing and hydrating the body, combats bloating and puffiness. There are several types of melon, and they have a high GI (glycemic index) rating of about 75, but a much more accurate rating is the GL (glycemic loading) which makes melons about 10 in reality.

Melon Salad

Melon is a good food, as it is sweet it can be eaten as an alternative to cookies, chocolate or desserts for those with a sweet craving. It hydrates and switches off hunger. Cut two small melons in half and carefully scoop out all the content. Chop up the melon flesh and place in a large bowl, then chop up other fresh fruits of your choice i.e. apricots, strawberries, mango, plums and then scoop out a passion fruit, mix all the fruit up carefully. Check to see if the melon halves will stand up, if not slice the bottom straight, or serve on a bed of crushed ice. Fill these empty melon halves with the fruit salad, and serve.

Nutrients - Vitamin C, E, beta-carotene, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.