Watermelon is something I love to eat, not just during summers but all year round. It is a refreshing, delicious and thirst-quenching fruit. Not only does watermelon take your thirstiness away, but also makes your taste buds happy and is healthy as well. Here are the top reasons to love watermelon:
GOOD SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS
The delicious and healthy watermelon is abundant in antioxidants like vitamin A and vitamin C. Regular consumption of this anti-oxidant rich fruit can keep heart problems and cancer at bay.
GET RID OF BODY FAT
Watermelon is low in calories and contains no fat or cholesterol. These 2 factors helps you get rid of body fat and weightloss. Watermelon contains a compound called as citrulline that metabolizes into the essential amino acid called as arginine; it helps reduce the rate at which the body stores fat and improves cardiovascular functioning.
Watermelon contains more than 90% water and we all are aware of this fact. It helps replenish body fluids and restore electrolytes. Along with 90% water, watermelon contains essential rehydration salts- calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. These salts keep the body hydrated and reduce the chance of dehydration to a great extent.
RICH IN LYCOPENE
Lycopene is a compound found in most of the red coloured fruits and veggies like tomatoes, guava, grapefruit etc. lycopene has strong antioxidant properties. It can help prevent cardiovascular diseases, cataracts and cancers.
CLEANSE YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
Consuming watermelons is a great way to cleanse and clear your lymphatic system. Basically, lymphatic system is your body’s sewage system for cellular waste and toxins within the body. Regular cleansing of lymphatic system keeps toxins out of your body, and hence a healthy you. This also directly affects your skin and makes it glowing and clear.
HEAL MUSCLE SORENESS
If you are regular at the gym, you may have experienced muscle soreness very often. It can also affect the one who have recently started exercising or gymming. Watermelon can help with your muscle soreness and pain by improving the body’s ability to transport oxygen to working muscles and reducing delayed-onset muscle soreness. It is a good habit to substitute your sports drink by watermelon juice.
GOOD FOR EYES
Watermelon is an excellent source of beta-carotene. In the body, beta carotene is converted to vitamin A and this helps maintain and improve eye health. Watermelon also has vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin! These are essential to keep your eyes healthy and free from different types of eye infections.
Watermelons helps the body flush out harmful toxins, purifies the liver, stimulates kidney function and reduces uric acid in the blood. Regular consumption of watermelon or watermelon juice can also ease swelling and kidney inflammation to some extent and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones. If you already have kidney stones, you should probably consume a lot of watermelons to get rid of them.