Time for Watermelon | 7 Great Health Benefits

Cheap, delicious,  in season and in plentiful supply  in Mahmutlar Markets

 

BUT

 

Did you know that WATERMELON has many health benefits?

 

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.

Watermelon is 92% water.
A high water content is one of the reasons that fruits and vegetables help you feel full.
The combination of water and fiber means you’re eating a good volume of food without a lot of calories

HEALTH BENEFIT 2. 

Watermelon is low calorie and contains important nutrients

As far as fruits go, watermelon is one of the lowest in calories — only 46 calories per cup. That’s lower than even “low-sugar” fruits such as berries
A cup (154 grams) of watermelon has many other nutrients as well, including these vitamins and minerals:
  • 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
Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.
Here’s an overview of watermelon’s most important antioxidants:
  • 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.

 

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