Watermelon is by far, one of the most powerful, body-healing fruits out there! The amazing health benefits of watermelon cover everything from your brain all the way to the cells in your feet.
There’s nothing better than biting into a big, juicy wedge of fresh watermelon on a hot, summer day! It’s an amazing way to replenish the fluid that your body loses on a scorching day. You can blend the sweet pulp into a refreshing drink, or serve it with some honey & yogurt.
Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There’s even a modest amount of potassium. Plus, this quintessential summer snack is fat-free, very low in sodium and has only 40 calories per cup.
Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits that range from improving cardiovascular health to nourishing your eyes and revving up your immune system! Read below and see for yourself!
- Heart Health:
To maintain a healthy heart needs to follow a diet lows in fat, cholesterol, and rich in antioxidants such as (lycopene), which works to fight free radical compounds. Thereby protecting the vessels and arteries from hardening. And watermelon red rich in antioxidants, citrulline compound which helps to maintain good levels of histidine-arginine, necessary for the production of nitric oxide, which plays an important role in maintaining the elasticity of the arteries and blood vessels by helping to curb the interactions of oxidative stress.
- Fights Cancer:
Watermelon is rich in antioxidants such as lycopene which contains twice the amount found in tomatoes. Watermelon also contains vitamin C, A. These compounds play an active role in the fight against several cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer by protecting cells from free radicals damage.
- Diuretic & Kidney Support:
Watermelon is a natural diuretic which helps increase the flow of urine, but does not strain thekidneys (unlike alcohol and caffeine). Watermelon helps the liver process ammonia (waste from protein digestion) which eases strain on the kidneys while getting rid of excess fluids.
- Improves Eye Health:
Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene which is converted in the body to vitamin A. It helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related macular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness. Vitamin A also maintains healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, and mucus membranes.
- High Blood Pressure:
Potassium and manganese are working on blood pressure regulation, as well as antioxidants work to maintain the health of blood vessels against sclerosis, which helps to ease the movement of the passage of blood vessels, thus reducing the high blood pressure.
- Cuts Belly Fat:
The citrulline in watermelon has been proved to reduce the accumulation of fat in our fat cells.Citrulline is an amino acid which converts into arginine with help from the kidneys. Citrulline, when consumed, has the ability to block the activity of TNAP (tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase) which makes our fat cells create less fat, and thus helps prevent over-accumulation of body fat.
- Builds Immunity:
An important health benefit of watermelon lies in its high content of vitamin C, lycopene, and other powerful antioxidants. All these compounds have an excellent ability to ward off illnesses, protect our bodies against free radical damage, and strengthen the immune system, while increasing our natural defenses.
- Healthy Skin & Hair:
Vitamin A is stellar for your skin, and just a cup of watermelon contains nearly one-quarter of your daily recommended intake of it. Vitamin A helps keep skin and hair moisturized, and it also encourages healthy growth of new collagen and elastin cells, which ultimately promotes the growth of hair and binds them. Vitamin C is also beneficial in this regard, as it promotes healthy collagen growth.
Well, isn’t watermelon just amazing? It is succulent, juicy sweet and tasty, and provides an incredible number of fabulous health benefits. But, before you attack watermelon a word of caution: Do not over eat watermelon, as it might increase the amount of potassium in the body, which is further related to other health ailments. This also doesn’t mean that you can’t eat it daily, eat it daily, but keep a check on total quantity intake of a week.
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