The Wonders of Watermelon


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Watermelon isn’t just a refreshing fruit but an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B. Also found in carrots, vitamin A is an antioxidant which helps with the health of you eyes.

Vitamin C helps build your immunity and is good for preventing cell damage. Vitamin B helps to convert protein to energy and is good for your brain function.

Not only does watermelon taste great but it's good for you, too. There are so many health benefits to watermelon. It’s something that you really want in your diet with all of the healthful benefits it supplies.

Watermelon contains lycopene, which is one of the many carotenoids found in fruits, which gives watermelon and tomatoes their red colour. Lycopene is an antioxidant which helps fight conditions like heart disease and several types of cancers.

It’s also a great source of magnesium and potassium which helps keep our electrolytes and acid-base in order and helps our muscles and nerves work. It can even help keep our arteries working by reducing the build up of plaque and help maintain normal blood pressure.

One of the most appealing qualities of watermelon is it’s low calorie content which makes it a must have for any weight loss program.

You can have watermelon with just about anything. Try it with burgers, tacos, stir-fry and chicken. If you feel it’s a little too bland then just cube up some melon and throw in some feta cheese, vinegar, olive oil and basil.

Make a refreshing drink out of a melon. Whether it's a watermelon martini or a sparkling water drink garnished with your favourite melon, it's sure to help you stay refreshed this summer.

Melons are a great beat-the-heat fruit with their high water content and instantly hydrating benefits. Water helps thin the blood, which means your body doesn't have to work as hard to make the blood flow through your veins. So even if you're not in the habit of drinking water, just eating melons will help you stay cool.

Together with it’s numerous health benefits and versatility I’m sure it will make it to the top your shopping list.

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