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Nutritionist Lovneet Batra describes the health benefits of Galia melon or Sardinian

According to Lovneet Batra, Galia melon, also known as sarda, is very popular in India and has many health benefits.

Galia melon is loaded with dietary fiber, which helps lower bad cholesterol

Galia melon is a hybrid melon that was created by crossing cantaloupe and honeydew melon. It was developed in Israel and takes on a natural look derived from honeydew and cantaloupe. The Galia melon has a cantaloupe appearance on the outside and a honeydew appearance on the inside. It is normally green in color, but when fully ripe, it turns yellow. It tastes sweet. Galia melon has a range of health benefits, which nutritionist Lovneet Batra highlighted in an Instagram post. In the caption, she mentioned that ‘Sarda’ (Galia melon) has been very popular in India recently and is rich in “vitamins, minerals and antioxidants”.

Here are the health benefits of Galia melon that Lovneet Batra listed:

Regulates heart health: Galia melon is loaded with dietary fiber, which can help lower bad cholesterol. High cholesterol can cause atherosclerosis. It’s also high in potassium, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Digestive aid: Dietary fiber, especially soluble fiber like pectin, which is abundant in galia melons, can help bulk up your stool and relieve constipation and other gastrointestinal issues.

Supports eye health: Zeaxanthin (a dietary carotenoid), present in Galia melon, is good for the eyes. It improves vision protects you from macular degeneration. Zeaxanthin is also beneficial for the skin. Galia melon also contains vitamin A, which further improves vision.

Has anti-cancer properties: Beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin are all antioxidant flavonoids found in galia melons. These antioxidants can help protect cells and other body structures from oxygen free radicals. These radicals can lead to malignant tumors such as colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreatic cancers.

Here is Lovneet Batra’s post:

Earlier in another Instagram post, Lovneet Batra had shared the health benefits of jujube or ber as we call it in India. This bite-sized fruit has many health benefits, from aiding digestion to inducing sleep. These aside, she mentioned in the caption that they are high in antioxidants and also help prevent obesity.

Here is the message:

So, include these fruits in your regular diet and enjoy their health benefits.

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