Islam listed some foods as the most blessed food by Rasulullah (peace be upon him). Those food contains a lot of nutrients for health and capable of curing some diseases from the body. While honey is said to be the most beneficial food in Islam, there are many others food that the Prophet (peace be upon him) himself has always eaten when he was alive.
Among them is melon and its families. There are many benefits of melon in Islam that it is said to contain 1000 blessings and 1000 mercies. The Prophet (pace be upon him) said,
“None of your women who are pregnant & eat of water melon will fail to produce offspring who are good in countenance & good in character.”
Melon contains number of vitamins, electrolytes, minerals, as well as phyto nutrients. Melon is a good source of vitamin A that 100 grams of melon could produce the highest amount of vitamin A among all fruits. This fruit is very good to be eaten daily since it contains many antioxidant flavonoid such as lutein, beta karoten, cryptoxanthin, and zeaxanthin.
Here are some benefits of melon in Islam.
1. Contains Anti Cancer Properties
Melon produces high contents of carotenoid so that it is best to prevent cancer, especially lowering the risk of lung cancer. Since melon is rich of antioxidants, it fights cancer well. It is recommended to consume melon daily since it works effectively in killing the cancer seeds and preventing it to invade the body any worse. Always include melon in your daily diets. Also read: Virtues of Olive Oil in Islam
2. Good for Heart Health
Eating melon may lower the risk of heart disease since it is good is smoothing the blood that runs through the body. The fruit contains adenosine which stop the blood from clotting. Blood clotting may cause heart disease or stroke. Melon also rich in water which makes it capable in providing soothing effect for heartburn.
3. Curing Kidney Disease
Melon contains excellent diuretic properties which makes it very good as a cure for kidney diseases. Combine melon together with lemon to make it works more effectively. Maintain the health of the kidney by eating melon regularly everyday. Also read: Virtues of Sickness in Islam
4. Promotes Healthy Digestion
Anyone who has a digestive problem may start eating melon to promote an easy and smooth bowel movement. The high contain of water in melon helps launch defecation. Melon also contains numerous minerals that eliminates acidity. It is the main cause of difficult digestion in the stomach particularly.
5. Boosting the Energy
To make the body more energetic, it needs sugar and carbs. Processing the sugar and carbs into energy will need a huge amount of vitamin B. Thankfully, melons are rich of vitamin B which helps the energy production inside the body. Eating melon regularly provide a tolls for the body to produce even more energy. Also read: Rules of Eating Food in Islam
6. Good for Weight Loss
Melons are low in calories and sodium, no fat and no cholesterol. Thus, melons are ideal as diet for weight loss. Melons can keep you full in longer time as it contains a huge amount of water and the sweetness of melon fulfill your crave of sugar. The calories in melon are extremely low as 100 grams of melon contains only 34 calories.
7. Make the Skin Healthy
Not only great for the body health, melons are also highly beneficial for the skin. Melon contains collagen which is require by your skin to keep the integrity of the cells structure. Collagen also maintain the skin firmness and make a speedy healing for wounds. Melons are very good for dry skin. Also read: Importance of Foods in Islam
8. Contains Anti Aging
Many kinds of melon such as watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew providing the anti aging benefits for skin. Vitamin A, B, and C in those fruits are very good as skin food. Use these melons as face mask by slicing it thin. Leave it on skin for 15 minutes then rinse it with cool water. You may use this treatment daily.
9. Moisturizing the Skin
Another beauty benefits of a melon that it provides skin moisturizer. You can make a face mask from cucumber and honeydew. The ingredients you need to make this face mask are: cucumber, honeydew, and egg white.
Follow the steps below:
- Slice honeydew and melon, take the amount you need.
- Blend both of them in a food processor until it forms a cream paste texture.
- Add the egg white and blend it once more manually.
- Apply the mask on your face, massage it with circular motion.
- Let it stay for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Honeydew face mask gives a smooth, radiant complexion as well as clear skin. It soaks up the oil and dirt that clogs the pores. Also read: Prayer for Parents Health
10. Prevent Hair Loss
Hair loss become one of the many hair issues for both men and women. To prevent the hair loss, you can eat cantaloupes which is rich of vitamin B. The deficiency of vitamin B could also become the cause of hair loss. Folic acid and inositol in cantaloupes in all you need to prevent the hair loss.
11. Improve Hair Growth
As mentioned above, cantaloupes are good in preventing hair loss as well as improving the hair growth. Cantaloupes contain beta carotene which later converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is good for maintaining the healthy hair and improving the hair growth in young children. Also read: Rights of Pregnant Woman in Islam
12. Super Food for Pregnant Woman
All the vitamins and minerals contained in melons are good for pregnant woman. It makes the baby healthier and helps them to grow inside the womb. This fact was verified by the Prophet (peace be upon him).
After knowing the benefits of melon is Islam, now we should include this fruit in our daily food list. Melon is not only delicious and refreshing, turns out it contains many benefits for health and beauty as well. Indeed, there is no vain in Allah’s creation.