The Wonders of Watermelon

The Wonders of Watermelon

by Posted on: June 29, 2016Categories: LiveWell 24/7   


Watermelon always seems to be a hit in the summer, but did you know all of its benefits for your health? Here is why you should continue enjoying this fruit all year long!

  1. High in nutrients, low in calories

Two cups of watermelon has just 80 calories! It also contains vitamins A and C, potassium, flavonoids, and carotenoids.

  1. Keeps you hydrated

Did you know 92% of watermelon is water? Stay hydrated by eating (or drinking) your watermelon!

  1. Loaded with Lycopene

This carotenoid is said to prevent cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Lycopene gives watermelon its red color so look for the deepest red you can find!

  1. Enhances performance and soothes sore muscles

Watermelon helps improve the body’s function in transporting oxygen to muscles post-activity, therefore, reducing muscle soreness.

  1. Gives your skin that glow

Due to the vitamin A and C, watermelon can help keep your hair and skin healthy. Vitamin A helps protect skin from UV-rays, while vitamin C is used to produce collagen.

  1. Heart health

Citrulline, found in watermelon, functions in relaxing blood vessels and improves cardiovascular health. The potassium in this fruit also helps lower blood pressure and reduces inflammation.

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