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Health Benefits of Watermelon

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Hi everyone, it’s me again. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Today, I would like to share with you the health benefits of one of my favorite fruits, the watermelon. My hubby and I love it and we eat it before meals and drink its juice. It’s so tasty and refreshing!

We are fortunate that watermelon is available here all year round and is also very affordable.

If you don’t eat watermelon regularly, these benefits might encourage you to enjoy it more often.

Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon

Besides being a great thirst quencher, watermelon is packed with nutrition.

Check this out:

Watermelon Nutrition Facts:

  • Excellent source of vitamin C.

  • Very good source of vitamin A.

  • Good source of potassium and magnesium.

  • Small amounts of most of the B vitamins.

  • Trace amounts of vitamin K and pantothenic acid.

  • Lots of trace amount minerals (copper, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc)

  • Over 6888 mcg of lycopene.

  • Supplies 2 percent of daily fiber needs.

  • Only 45 calories per cup, so it is an ideal diet food.

  • Fat free. Well, almost: 1 cup of diced watermelon has .23 grams of fat.

  • Only .02 grams of saturated fat in 1 cup of diced watermelon.

  • No cholesterol, caffeine or alcohol

  • Low sodium: 1.52 mg in 1 cup of diced watermelon.

  • There is even 1 gram of protein in 1 cup of diced watermelon.”

Here are the health benefits of drinking watermelon juice:

“for weight loss, constipation, for kidney health, high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, heart care, macular degeneration, impotence (nature’s viagra), and others”WOW!

Sources:

whfoods.com, http://www.care2.com/greenliving/watermelon-health-benefits-tips.html?

http://www.organicfacts.net

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Thank you and have a fabulous day!

Hana

 

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