Health Benefits of Watermelon

Health Benefits of Watermelon

 

Watermelons have synonymous with summer and picnics, and for good reason. Their refreshing quality and sweet taste help to combat the heat and also provide a quilt-free, low maintenance dessert for kids and adults alike to enjoy.

 Along with cantaloupe and honeydew, watermelons are a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae. There are five common types of watermelon : seeded, seedless, mini (alos known as personal), yellow and orange.

Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high  amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories.

The long list of healthy or benefitcail effects of watermelons is mainly derived from its unique nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds. These include significant amounts of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, fiber, protein, and a very large amount of potassium. Furthermore, they contain vitamin A, Vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, and a wide variety of carotenoids and phytonutrients, including lycopene!

      As for accessing the total medicinal benefits of watermelons, it is highly dependent on the variety of watermelon and the ripeness. Beta carotene and lycopene is usually bio-available in the highest quantities once the watermelon is completely ripe, and don't be afraid to eat some of the watermelon rind: there are quite a few nutrients in there as well, particularly the roughage and fiber.

These components of watermelons contribute to its major impact on health ; The health benefits of watermelon include the prevention of kidney disorders, high blood pressure, the prevention of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, heat stroke, macular degeneration and impotence.

 

  Among the many health benefits of watermelons are ;

  • Helps in reducing kidney disorders
  • Prevents Heat Stroke 
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Beneficial against Diabetes
  • Helps maintain Macular degeneration
  • Reduces Impotence
  • Other Benefits-repairs damaged tissues and maintain functions of internal organs

 

 Due to the length of this article, we have separated the article into two parts and please look out for the up-coming article in this section where we will look into how watermelon assist in each one of the health benefits listed above.

Source

  • http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266886.php
  • https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/watermelon.html

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