Do you know Water Melon contains 46 calories per cup, offers 20% of your daily intake of vitamin C and 17% vitamin A -USDA?
- It contains a lot of water. Water Melon is 91.5% water, according to the USDA. That means consistent consumption of this fruit keeps you well hydrated
- Water melon may relieve muscle soreness due to its natural citrulline content that’s been linked to improving artery function and lower blood pressure
- Helps to fight heart disease and several types of cancer with its lycopene content,by stopping free radicals that tend to disrupt the optimal functioning of the immune system.
To appreciate the effect of lycopene in water melon, you need to allow it ripen very well.
- Aids digestion
- Contains Vitamin A, which helps to keep the skin and hair moisturized, and it also encourages healthy growth of new collagen and elastin cells, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Facts on Fruits: 5 Benefits of Water Melon