Last Updated on August 5th, 2017
Watermelon is certainly, one of the most powerful fruits out there with body-healing properties. The amazing health benefits of watermelon cover everything from your brain all the way to the cells in your feet.
There’s nothing more refreshing than biting into a big, juicy wedge of fresh watermelon on a hot, summer day! It’s an amazing way to replenish the fluid that your body lose on a hot day. The best part is, you can enjoy your melon with your whole family at the same time; because be it you, your father or your son, I know there’s nobody who doesn’t like this yummy fruit.
Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There’s even a modest amount of potassium. Plus, this quintessential summer snack is fat-free, very low in sodium and has only 40 calories per cup.
Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits that range from improving cardiovascular health to nourishing your eyes and revving up your immune system! Read below and see for yourself!
1. Heart Health:
To maintain a healthy heart needs to follow a diet lows in fat, cholesterol, and rich in antioxidants such as (lycopene), which works to fight free radical compounds. Thereby protecting the vessels and arteries from hardening. Watermelon is red rich in antioxidants and Citrulline compound which assists in maintaining good levels of Histidine-arginine, necessary for the production of nitric oxide, which plays an important role in maintaining the elasticity of the arteries and blood vessels by controlling the interactions of oxidative stress.
2. Fights Cancer:
Watermelon is rich in antioxidants such as Lycopene which contains twice the amount found in tomatoes. Watermelon also contains vitamins C & A. These compounds play an active role in the fight against various type of cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer by protecting cells from free radicals damage.
3. Kidney Support:
Since watermelon is nothing but 92% water, so it act as a natural diuretic and it increases the flow of urine, without putting any pressure on the kidneys (unlike alcohol and caffeine). Thus, watermelon helps the liver process ammonia (waste from protein digestion) which eases strain on the kidneys while getting rid of excess fluids.
4. Improves Eye Health:
Watermelon is rich in beta-carotene which is converted in the body to vitamin A. It helps in the production of pigments in retina, protects against age-related muscular degeneration and prevents night blindness as well. Vitamin A is also good for healthy skin, teeth, skeletal, soft tissue, and mucus membranes.
5. High Blood Pressure:
Potassium and manganese in watermelon work on blood pressure regulation, and its antioxidants work to maintain the health of blood vessels against sclerosis, which helps to ease the movement of the passage of blood vessels, thus reducing the high blood pressure.
6. Cuts Belly Fat:
The Citrulline in watermelon has proven results in reducing the accumulation of fat in our fat cells. When consumed, it has the ability to block the activity of TNAP (tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase), which restricts the production of fat by the fat cells, and thus it helps in preventing over-accumulation of fat in the body.
7. Builds Immunity:
An important health benefit of watermelon lies in its high content of vitamin C, Lycopene, and other powerful antioxidants. All these compounds have an excellent ability to protect our bodies against illnesses and free radical damage. They also strengthen the immune system of the body, while increasing our natural defences
8. Healthy Skin & Hair:
Vitamin A is stellar for our skin, and just one cup of watermelon can fulfil nearly a quarter of our daily recommended need of it. Vitamin A helps to keep skin and hair moisturized, and it also encourages healthy growth of new collagen and elastin cells, which ultimately promotes the growth of hair and binds them. Vitamin C is also beneficial in this regard, as it promotes healthy collagen growth.
9. Promotes Sexual Health:
Watermelon’s are often termed as a “Natural Viagra” when it comes to sexual health benefits of watermelon. As mentioned above as well, it contains an amino acid called citrulline which dilates the vessels and helps to maintain blood flow. And this improved blood flow could be felt in genital organs as well. The better the blood flow would be, the more would be the strength of the genital organ would be and for men suffering from ED (erectile dysfunction), it is no less than blessing of God. Not just this, the antioxidants present in watermelon are also responsible for promoting sexual hormones which in a way or other improves the sexual drive and helps last longer in bed.
Well, isn’t watermelon just amazing? It is not only juicy, sweet and tasty, but it also provides an incredible number of fabulous health benefits. But, before you attack watermelon a word of caution : Do not over eat watermelon, as it might increase the amount of potassium in the body, which is further related to other health ailments. This also doesn’t mean that you can’t eat it daily. Eat it daily, but keep a check on total quantity of intake per week.
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