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High in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, watermelon is a classic Summer fruit staple we all love to eat, but did you know it’s also extremely good for you too? Here are the numerous health and wellness benefits of eating watermelon.

Hydration

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.

Packed with nutrients

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? 

Could prevent cancer

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!

May improve heart health

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. 

May lower inflammation and oxidative stress

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.

May help relieve muscle soreness

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. 

Is great for skin and hair

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!

Can improve digestion

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!