Amazing Benefits of Watermelon
Watermelon….succulent and juicy…you think summer…bbq, picnics and delicious summer drinks right?
The benefits of Watermelon are numerous and provide an array of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.Given its name you would think Watermelon has little nutritional value right? Not true!! A slice of Watermelon is packed with Vitamins A and C, potassium, lycopene, iron and calcium. Watermelon is a nutrient dense food made up of water and natural sugars making it low in calories.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits….
Cardiovascular Health – Watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable, Lycopene is an antioxidant proven to promote heart health.
Asthma – The risk of developing asthma are lower if you consume certain nutrients. Vitamin C is one of these nutrients and is found in many fruits including Watermelon.
Digestion – Because of its high water content and fiber, Watermelon helps prevent constipation and promotes a healthy digestive tract.
Hydration – Watermelon is made up of more than 90% water and is full of electrolytes which help prevent dehydration.
Inflammation – The versatile nutrient, Choline is found in Watermelon. Choline assists with muscle movement, memory and sleep. It also aids in the absorption f fat and helps reduce chronic inflammation.
Sore Muscles – Watermelon and watermelon juice have been shown to reduce sore muscles and improve your recovery time following exercise. The amino acid L-citruline contained in watermelon is the key.
Skin – Vitamins A and C found in Watermelon are great for your skin! Vitamin A helps keep your skin moist and Vitamin C is needed to producing and maintaining collagen.
Next time you see Watermelon…grab a big piece and enjoy!!! 🙂
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