Fast Real Foods: A melon combo to hydrate and nurture yourself for Jiu-Jitsu

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Cantaloupe. Photo: Morguefiles

Cantaloupe. Photo: Morguefile

Have you ever tired mixing a variety of melons to make one unique juice? Besides being tasty and refreshing, this laudable drink can provide many health benefits to Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.

According to, Melon juice has a cleansing, diuretic, mineralizing, and alkalinizing effect on the body and is very effective in eliminating harmful toxins. It is easily digestible and helps maintain an acid-alkaline balance in our body.

Melon juice is a rich source of antioxidants like lycopene, lutein, beta-carotene, neurosporene phytoene, and phytofluene. These antioxidants not only help protect against a number of diseases and disorders, they also boost stamina and metabolism. The vital antioxidants also help neutralize the harmful free radicals found in the body.

It contains no cholesterol and helps prevent the build up of cholesterol in the arteries and other blood vessels. Furthermore, melon juice increases the good cholesterol in the body and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disorders.

While studying about the nutritional facts of melons, it is also important to shed light on some of the vital nutrients in melon juice. Some of the important vitamins are vitamin A, B6, C, D and folate. Similarly, some of the main minerals found in melon juice include: Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Iron, Zinc and Selenium.

In addition to these nutrients in melon juice, there are also a few amino acids found in trace amounts such as: Tryptophan, Aspartic acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Lysine.

Thus, after finding out about all these miraculous health benefits of melons, GRACIEMAG searched for a delicious and powerful melon juice recipe to share with our faithful readers. Check it out!

*Melon Combo


½ Cantaloupe (peeled and seeded)

½ honeydew (rind removed and seeded)

½ seedless watermelon (rind removed)

1 bunch of mint


Wash all the ingredients in running water. Then, you should peel; remove the seeds and rinds off. Cut the melons in small pieces. Now, use a power juicer or a blender to mix it all up.

Drink it fresh!

*Jack La Lanne’s Power Juicer – Fresh recipe collection

Watermelon. Photo: Morguefile

Watermelon. Photo: Morguefile

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