8 Health Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon keeps you hydrated

This fruit's name does not include the word "water." Watermelon contains five ounces of water per cup (about the size of a yoghurt container).

It boasts key nutrients and few calories

Watermelon has less sugar and calories than you might assume. Watermelon has 45 calories per cup, with 11 grammes of carbohydrate, 9 grammes of which are naturally occurring sugar.

Watermelon helps lower blood pressure and improve circulation

L-citrulline, a naturally occurring chemical found in watermelon (especially the white part of the rind), has been shown to improve arterial function and reduce blood pressure by assisting blood vessels in relaxing.

It reduces muscle soreness

When compared to those who got a placebo drink, individuals who consumed 16 ounces of watermelon juice an hour before exercise noticed less muscular soreness and a faster heart rate recovery.

It can lead to healthy weight management

When watermelon is consumed instead of a processed sugary snack, it may aid with weight management.

Watermelon offers digestive support

Prebiotics, a form of fibre that stimulates the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine, are also present in the fruit.

It helps defend against disease

Watermelon is a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps fight oxidative stress, which happens when there is an imbalance in the body.

It may protect your skin

If you adore watermelon and eat it whenever it's in season, it may provide some skin protection.

How to choose and store a ripe watermelon

Looking for a yellow or cream-colored blotch or ground spot—the fruit's primary marker of peak ripeness—is the key to selecting a ripe watermelon.

Ways to enjoy this delicious fruit

In a simple fruit salad, combine cubes or watermelon balls with other fresh fruit and garnish with fresh mint, grated ginger, or shredded coconut.

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