Nutritional Information And Health Benefits Of Watermelon

Do you know that watermelon is not just composed of water and sugar? Or that watermelon is a member of the botanical family of cucurbitaceae? Or even the different types of watermelon?
In the real sense, watermelon is purely a nutrient rich in many other nutrients! It is a food that provides a large number of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and little calories. Its freshness and quality helps to fight against heat and also provide juicy coolness for children and adults to enjoy.

With that said, let’s see the health benefits and nutritional facts of watermelon:

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Nutritional Facts About Watermelon:

A diced watermelon (152 grams) contains 43 calories, 0 g fat, 2 mg sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates (including sugar 9 grams) and 1 gram of fiber. A cup of watermelon provides 17% of the vitamin A, 21% vitamin C, 2% iron and 1% calcium requirements for the day. Watermelon also contains thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B-6,nacin, pantothenic acid,afaolic acid, phosphorus,magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, Selenium, choline, betaine and lycopene. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Council, watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable.
Health Benefits Of Watermelon:
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1. Disease Prevention: Consumption of different types of fruits and vegetables has since been known to lower risk of many lifestyle-related health problems. Researchers have proved that more in-take of foods of plant origin such as watermelon reduces the risk of suffering from obesity, mortality, heart issues and also promotes healthy skin and hair, Increase in energy, and weight loss.

2. Asthma Prevention: The risks to developing asthma are lower in people who consume a large amount of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients is vitamin C, which is found in many fruits and vegetables, and which is in abundance in watermelons.

3. Blood Pressure Control: A written article in the American Hypertension Journal reveals that pressure extracted to reduce blood pressure could be obtained from watermelon supplementation. Blood pressure, brachial ankle pressure and carotid wave reflection in middle-aged obese adults with pre-hypertension or the stage of hypertension can be controlled with the extract of the arterial function of the improved watermelon.

4. Cancer Prevention: As an excellent source of potent antioxidant vitamin C and other antioxidants, watermelon can help fight the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Lycopene intake has been associated with a lower risk of screening for prostate cancer in several studies.

5. Digestion and Regularity: Watermelon, for their water and fiber content helps to prevent constipation and promote the regularity of a healthy digestive tract.

6. Hydration: Made up of 92% water and full of important electrolytes, watermelon is a nutritious snack to take during hot seasons to prevent dehydration.

7. Inflammation: Choline is an important and versatile nutrient in watermelon which helps our body to sleep, improve muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline helps to keep the structure of membranes of cells, helps in the transmission of nerve impulses, helps in the absorption of fats and reduces chronic inflammation.

8. Reduce Muscle Aches: It has been shown that watermelon and watermelon juice reduces muscle pain and improve recovery time after exercise in athletes. Researchers believe that this is probably applied on amino acid L-citrulline found inside watermelon.

9. Healthy Skin/Hair: Watermelon is also great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, necessary for the production of sebum that keeps the hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also needed for the growth of all body tissues, including the skin and hair.

10. Skin Beauty: Adequate intake of vitamin C (a cup of watermelon juice provides 21% of the daily needs) is also needed for the construction and maintenance of collagen, which gives structure to the skin and hair. Watermelon also contributes to overall hydration, which is vital for healthy and beautiful skin and hair.
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I bet after reading all these facts about watermelon, you must include watermelon into your daily snack if you haven’t done that! I highly recommend moderate consumption daily!


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