Saturday, May 25, 2013
CANTALOUPE FOR VITAMIN A AND EYE HEALTH
Purchase a nice cantaloupe the next time you go to the market or grocery store. According to the National Institutes of Health, this melon contains a wealth of vitamin-A. One of the many benefits of vitamin-A is that it promotes eye health and your eyes are organs you especially want to protect. Vitamin A is critical for vision as an essential component of rhodopsin, a protein that absorbs light in the retinal receptors, and because it supports the normal differentiation and functioning of the conjunctival membranes and cornea.