If you need a breakfast food that is quick and easy to prepare, tastes good AND helps you lose weight, look no further than the cantaloupe! Cantaloupes are low calorie and packed with essential nutrients. One great aspect of cantaloupes is that they have about 30 times higher the amount of beta-carotene content than fresh oranges! Get more from your breakfast and less around your waist with these top 3 benefits:
1. Very filling
High fiber foods help your body feel fuller longer, and cantaloupes provide a heaping 7.3 grams of fiber, more than a quarter of your recommended daily intake. The high water content in cantaloupes – 27% – also helps the body feel full, helping you to consume less calories without starving yourself.
2. Digests fast
Breakfast is a perfect time to maximize your weight loss efforts. Your body goes through a natural detox period called the elimination cycle between 4 am and noon, and cantaloupes digest quickly in 15-30 minutes. It’s best to eat your melon on an empty stomach and by itself. Try juicing your melon or just slicing it and digging right in with a spoon.