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Watermelon is an incredible fruit with multiple beneficial properties for our body.
When we think of watermelon, summer, the heat and water automatically come to mind. It’s May and finally, watermelon season has begun! From now till September we can enjoy this amazingly beneficial fruit which can be used for anything.
With a taste of freshness and sweetness in every bite, it’s a great addition to any salad or dish and is sure to give whatever you make a creative twist.
Made up of almost 93% water, it also contains vitamins, minerals, and fiber and is low in calories making it a very complete and ideal fruit to nourish different parts of our body.
Watermelon contains L-citrulline, an amino acid that is transformed into arginine, which helps the general health of our circulatory system and hypertension. In addition, it contains potassium helping to regulate our body’s fluids, positively affecting a drop in blood pressure.
Helps Before, During, And After A Workout
Watermelon helps you stay hydrated and ready for action. It can also help to reduce heart rates and muscle aches the day after playing sports or working out since L-citrulline makes muscles relax and regain their energy.
Rejuvenates and Contains Antioxidants
Watermelon is made up of a series of phenolics, including carotenoids, triterpenoids, and flavonoids, which are natural antioxidants that help prevent aging and maintain tissue. It also seems to help reduce the risk of sun damage by 40%.
Diuretic and Natural Laxative
As it contains so much water, watermelon is ideal for cleaning out our kidneys and bladder. Due to the combination of its high fiber and potassium content, it reduces the amount of uric acid in the blood, helping to eliminate toxins from the kidneys and cleans the intestine. Thanks to this and in particular the fiber it makes digestion easier, especially in times of constipation.
Watermelon is a low-calorie fruit that is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Not to mention that by containing so much water it’s also very satiating, reduces swelling, and helps fight anxiety.
Helps Fight Against Prostate Cancer
According to medical studies, the consumption of lycopene is directly related to better prostate health, leading to a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Watermelon not only contains lycopene but in greater proportions than even tomato.
As watermelon also contains L-citrulline which helps the blood flow throughout the body, relaxing and dilating the vessels, it can additionally be great for virility problems.
Better Eye Health
With a high content of beta-carotene, transformed in our body as vitamin A, watermelon helps to produce the pigment of the retina and protects it against muscle degeneration that occurs with age.
As you can see watermelon isn’t just delicious but great for our health. It’s the perfect fruit to get us through the hot months either by itself or as a refreshing addition to other dishes such as salads.
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