How to Diet Food Review - Cantaloupes

If you are interested in dieting, you may have heard talk of how to diet. I can almost guarantee you haven't heard everything though. In fact, if you read the rest of this how to diet review, you'll discover three features almost nobody is talking about...yet...

Vitamin A and Lung Health

Those people who are smokers or who are exposed to second hand smoke, having a diet that includes vitamin A, such as from cantaloupes, may save your life. It seems a carcinogenic in smoke called benzo(a)pyrene actually leeches vitamin A from your body. In animals, those who had a diet deficient in vitamin A developed emphysema. However, those exposed to smoke and have a diet full of vitamin A greatly reduced the chances of getting emphysema. The following may explain why some people live to be ninety and have always smoked. It would be safe to say, if their diet did not include vitamin A, they would not be around that long.

Vitamin C

More so than any other vitamin or mineral, vitamin C is easy to ruin. Make sure to store all fruits and vegetables in a timely manner and keep them for only a few days to a week. One cup of this fruit gives you your total daily requirement of vitamin C. When deciding which cantaloupe to buy, go for the one that looks fully ripe, the antioxidants in the fruit are at their best when they are closest to spoiling. Be careful to wash the outside of the fruit because it may have salmonella on the rocky edges. Vitamin C helps with preventing cancers from happening by fighting off free radicals.


Potassium is needed for functions regarding the heart, nervous system, blood pressure and several other duties. It is an electrolyte, in other words a mineral salt that the body needs to balance the ph levels in our system. Those with low amounts of potassium in their bodies due to poor dietary choices may have serious health problems. When people do not have enough potassium it is called hypokalemia. Most people get this by having too many fad and experimental diets. This kind of mineral situation is also likely to affect those with kidney problems and those who have diabetes. External signs of potassium deficiency include a feeling of weakness and overall fatigue. You would also have problems moving your muscles correctly and focusing generally.