Friday, 3 July 2015

Cantaloupe Water

Infused Water 

These hot summer days require loads of hydration. It's nice to sip on more then just plain water all day long. Adding fruits, vegetables & even some herbs makes staying hydrated easier. Why? Because not only does infused water taste great, it's fun to make & it looks pretty but what I love is that it also adds a little extra nutrition with some health benefits. 
Another great way to sneak in more nutrients in anyone's day, especially the kids.

Nutritional breakdown of cantaloupe

One cup of diced melon (about 156 grams) contains 53 calories, 0.3 grams of fat, 13 grams of total carbohydrate, 12 grams of sugar, 1.4 grams of fiber, 1.3 grams of protein, 106% the daily value for vitamin A, 95% vitamin C, 1% of calcium and 2% of iron needs. A one-cup serving also provides 5%, or more of the daily value needs for vitamin K, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, magnesium and potassium.

Cantaloupe contains an abundance of antioxidants including choline, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene, all of which provide protection against a range of diseases and conditions from the common cold to cancer.

Promotes the Health of Your Lungs 

Prevents Cardiovascular Disease 

Reduces Stress

Age-related macular degeneration 


Blood pressure




How to make this beautiful water

All you need is: 

1/2 a cantaloupe 
Lemon slices
Optional* sweetener 

Juice the cantaloupe and add its juice with all the other ingredients to a pitcher.

Let it sit for an hour & serve!  Whoever loves cantaloupe will love this..enjoy and may you be Nutritionally Well.

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