Watermelon is a favorite fruit during hot weather. There are so many health benefits of eating watermelon. Check them out here!
After my run on Sunday, I was hot and hungry! I opened the refrigerator and the sliced watermelon was calling my name! It was the perfect refreshing treat for me. As I nibbled on it, I began to think of all of the amazing health benefits of eating watermelon!
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Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon
Keeps You Hydrated
Watermelon is about 92% water, which means it is the perfect fruit to help keep your body hydrated. We all need to keep our water intake up in order to maintain proper hydration levels, using watermelon as one of your water sources is a delightful change from regular, bland water.
Full of Nutrients
Just one cup of watermelon provides you with a good amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, and several B vitamins. With its low-calorie content, watermelon can easily be a good option to snack on when you’re on a diet or looking to increase nutrients in your body.
Heart Healthy Treat
There are many nutrients found in watermelon such as potassium and Vitamin’s A, B6, and C. These vitamins and electrolytes are essential for heart health! Lycopene is also an ingredient in watermelon and recent studies have shown that it can reduce the risk of heart disease and certain forms of cancer.
Due to the high lycopene and Vitamin C found in watermelon, this light fruit serves well to help reduce inflammation. Inflammation has been linked to many chronic diseases, which means eating watermelon may reduce your risk of some forms of chronic diseases that occur due to inflammation.
Good for Skin and Hair
Both Vitamin A and C have been linked to healthy skin and hair. That’s why watermelon has been proven time and time again to be good for your skin and hair. This delicious fruit may help protect your skin from sunburn while keeping your skin and hair healthy-looking.
These health benefits of eating watermelon are shared as a means to inspire you to start adding watermelon into your daily meal plan. Whether you’re looking to add flavor to a regular cup of water with watermelon slices infused to add taste, or eat up a slice of watermelon as a standalone treat, one thing for sure, eating watermelon has many health benefits that make it among one of the best fruits to dig into on a regular basis.
So Tell Me…
Did you know watermelon had all of these amazing health benefits? What is your favorite way to eat watermelon?
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Looking for some more great ways to incorporate watermelon into your diet? Check out these amazing recipes!