Watermelon and its remarkable Health Benefits

 

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Some foods are fun to eat, and Watermelon is definitely one of them. Watermelon, made up of 92% water, is considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories.

 

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Water is by far, one of the most powerful, body-healing fruits out there! The amazing health benefits of watermelon cover everything from your brain all the way to the cells in your feet.

Only this month, research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found watermelon juice as an effective remedy for reducing the recovery heart rate and muscle soreness in athletes who were given 500 ml of watermelon juice (16.9 oz) containing 1.17 grams of the naturally occurring amino acid.

 

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Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like watermelon decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart diseases and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, overall lower weight.

 

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WATERMELON’S REMARKABLE HEALTH BENEFITS

– Reduces Body Fat – its citrulline reduces the accumulation of fat in our fat cells.

– Asthma Prevention – The risks of developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients found in fruits like watermelon.

– Cancer Prevention – watermelon can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.

– Prevent Constipation – its water and fiber content promote healthy digestive tract.

– Prevent Dehydration – its 92% water prevent dehydration especially during hot summer months.

– Reduces Chronic inflammation

– Great for your Skin – Its vitamin A helps to keep hair moisturized and also for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.

– Kidney and Diuretic support, improves eye health

– Boost your Antioxidant levels, immune support, Wound Healing & Prevents Cell Damage – Its Vitamin C content is astoundingly high.

– Reduce Blood Pressure/ Improve Arterial Health

– Watermelon seeds is a rich source of protein

 

Caution:

If eaten in reasonable amounts, watermelons should produce no serious side effects. If you eat an abundance of the fruit daily, however, you may experience problems from having too much lycopene or potassium. The consumption of more than 30 mg of lycopene daily could potentially cause nausea, diarrhea, indigestion and bloating, according to the American Cancer Society. People with serious hyperkalemia, or too much potassium in their blood, should probably not consume more than about one cup of watermelon a day, which has less than 140 mg of potassium. According to the National Institutes of Health, hyperkalemia can result in irregular heartbeats and other cardiovascular problems, as well as reduced muscle control.

This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

 

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7 Comments

  1. I love watermelon, but I get so tired of spending good money on over ripe or under ripe watermelons. Only about 1 in 8 that I buy are perfect. I would appreciate any REAL tips on picking them if there are any

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