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15 Health Benefits Of Watermelon

benefits of watermelon

Watermelon is a big reddish fruit on the inside and greenish on the outside. Watermelon contains more than 90% of water. It is a powerful antioxidant because it contains beta-carotene. It is also fat-free. Watermelon contains vitamins A, B6, and C. Here are the health benefits of watermelon.

1.    Body temperature – Watermelon helps to reduce the body temperature. In many tropical regions, watermelon is eaten mostly in the afternoon in order to normalize the body temperature. It cools the body.

2.    Regulates blood pressure – Watermelon contains a high amount of potassium and magnesium, which helps to regulate blood pressure. Potassium, for example, is a vasodilator. Vasodilator is anything that helps in the reduction of tensions in the blood vessels and arteries.

3.    Cancer prevention – Watermelon contains high level of lycopene that has been discovered to assist in the prevention of cancer. Research has shown that lycopene helps to remarkably reduce the risk of lung, colon and breast cancer.

4.    Controls diabetes – Watermelon contains vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium that help insulin to function properly in the body. This helps to lower the blood sugar level in the body.

5.    Good for heart health – The lycopene in watermelon helps to effectively protect the cells from damage. The prevention of cell damage ultimately leads to the lowering of the risk of heart diseases. It also helps to reduce hypertension.

6.    Fights dehydration – The water content in the fruit helps to hydrate the body. 30% of the fluid needed by the body is available in watermelon.

7.    Helps digestion – Watermelon contains a high amount of fiber. Fiber helps to improve the proper functioning of the digestive tract.
8.    Protects the eye – Watermelon contains lots of vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin, which helps to protect the eyes. It prevents the eye from glaucoma.

9.    Prevents impotence – Watermelon contains arginine, which helps to correct erectile dysfunction. It also helps to boost libido.

10.    Prevents fatigue – Athletes and people who engage in regular exercises do not joke with watermelon because it helps to prevent muscle fatigue that is caused by exhaustion, due to rigorous workout or exercise. This is because watermelon contains amino acids.

11.    Good for pregnant women – Watermelon helps to relieve heartburn. Heartburn affects many women during pregnancy. Watermelon helps to ease morning sickness too. The minerals in watermelon help to prevent muscle cramps.

12.    Prevents cold and flu – Watermelon helps to prevent cold and flu because it contains lycopene. It is an effective antioxidant. It helps asthma patients to breathe well.

13.    Promotes skin and hair health – Watermelon contains vitamin C. Vitamin C is a nutrient that is responsible for the production of collagen. Collagen makes the skin to be soft and helps to strengthen the hair.

14.    Promotes bone health – Vitamin C is a nutrient that is good for the health of the bone and it helps wounds to heal faster.

15.    Weight loss – Watermelon helps in weight loss. Watermelon contains fewer calories. Watermelon helps speed to speed up the metabolism. It also helps to ease out toxins and fats from the body.  

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