ITS TIME TO START EATING WATERMELON
HEALTH BENEFIT 1.
Watermelon Helps You Hydrate and is great for portion control
Drinking water is an important way to keep your body hydrated.
HEALTH BENEFIT 2.
Watermelon is low calorie and contains important nutrients
Vitamin C: 21% of the RDI
Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI
- Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage from free radicals.Carotenoids are a class of plant compounds that includes alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A.
- Lycopene is a type of carotenoid that doesn’t change into vitamin A. This potent antioxidant gives a red colour to plant foods such as tomatoes and watermelon, and is linked to many health benefits.
- Cucurbitacin E is a plant compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Bitter melon, a relative of watermelon, contains even more cucurbitacin E.
HEALTH BENEFIT 3
Watermelon may improve heart health
Studies suggest that lycopene may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It can also help prevent oxidative damage to cholesterol. Watermelon also contains citrulline, an amino acid that may increase nitric oxide levels in the body. Nitric oxide helps your blood vessels expand, which lowers blood pressure.
Other vitamins and minerals in watermelon are also good for your heart. These include vitamins A, B6, C, magnesium and potassi
HEALTH BENEFIT 4
Watermelon lowers Inflammation and oxidative damage
due to the presence of inflammatory antioxidants an lucopene and vitamin c.
HEALTH BENEFIT 5
Watermelon may prevent macular degeneration
It may help in preventing it from developing and from it getting worse due to the presence of lycopene
HEALTH BENEFIT 6
Watermelon may help relieve muscle soreness
This is due to the presence of citrulline, which is an amino acid present in watermelon. It can be used as a recovery beverage after exercise
HEALTH BENEFIT 7
Watermelon is good for the skin and the hair
This is due to Vitamin C, which helps your body make collagen, and Vitamin A which is important for healthy skin. It can also help prevent sunburn.
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This post is based on an evidence-based nutrition article from experts at Authority Nutrition.