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Date: June 25, 2019
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WATERMELON – Healthy Benefits You Can Gain from Eating This Fruit

WATERMELON – In this topic, we will know the amazing healthy benefits you can gain from the big, watery, fruit: the watermelon.

WATERMELON
Photo uplifted from: The Seattle Times

Watermelons, also scientifically known as Citrullus lanatus are a vine like watering plants from West Africa. They are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins B1, B5, and B6, and especially one of the most essentials in life: water.

So here are the healthy benefits you can gain from watermelons, according to Healthline:

1. Hydration

Watermelons are 92% water, hence, they are high in water content. Aside from drinking water, eating watermelons make you feel full and hydrated.

2. Nutrition Facts

A cup of watermelon contains:

  • 46 calories
  • 21% Vitamin C;
  • 18% Vitamin A;
  • 5% Potassium;
  • 4% Magnesium; and
  • 3% Vitamins B1 B5, and B6

3. Cancer Prevention

Like tomatoes, watermelon contains lycopene that plays a role in reducing the risk of cancer.

4. Improves Heart Health

As per the article, the lycopene also helps reduce the risk of heart-related diseases. Watermelons also have citrulline, an amino acid that may increase nitric oxide levels, thus, lowering blood pressure.

5. Reduces Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Aside from lycopene, Vitamin C, when combined with lycopene, also helps reduce inflammatory issues and improves brain health, possibly reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

6. Macular Degeneration Prevention

Macular Degeneration is an eye problem older adults face that causes blindness. This is because of the lycopene found in watermelons.

7. Relieve Muscle Soreness

The citruline in watermelons helps soothen sore muscles. In fact, watermelon juice improves the absorption of citruline.

8. Improves Skin and Hair Health

Thanks to Vitamins A and C in watermelons, they contribute to good skin and strong hair. Lycopene and beta carotene also helps improve skin and hair care

9. Improves Digestion

Due to the water and a small amount of fiber, eating watermelons helps make digesting easier.

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