We’re constantly being told to drink up to 8 glasses of water per day, but many containing high water content can also help. Did you know that watermelon is 92% water? This helps to keep you fuller for longer, and with the combination of fiber and water, you are consuming far less calories eating this fruit.
Watermelon is bursting with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamins B1, B5 and B6 making it a fantastic choice for Summer snacking. With so many nutritional benefits, why would you choose to eat anything else?
Research has suggested that some compounds in watermelon, including cucurbitacin E and lycopene, have been studied for their potential to prevent certain types of cancer. If this is true, we’re stocking up!
The number one cause of death worldwide is heart disease. Several nutrients in watermelon is said to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, two of the biggest reasons for heart attacks and strokes.
Lycopene and vitamin C are anti-inflammatory antioxidants that are both found in watermelon and may lower inflammation, something that is linked to many chronic diseases.
Did you know that drinking watermelon juice acts as a recovery beverage after a difficult workout? Well, now you do! Citrulline may be partially responsible for its effect of easing muscle soreness. No need to thank us.
Several nutrients in watermelon can work wonders for your hair and skin. Some help keep skin supple and youthful while others protect against awful sunburns. This is definitely our new favourite fruit for looking and feeling fabulous!
Watermelon contains lots of water and a small amount of fiber — both of which are important for healthy digestion. Fiber can provide bulk for your stool, while water helps keep your digestive tract moving efficiently.
If all of this doesn’t make you want to head to the supermarket to stock up on this tasty and nutritious fruit, we don’t know what will!