Health Benefits of Watermelon
Sure watermelon is a delicious reminder that Summer is here, but does it really do anything for you? We’ve got good news. Read on to see the health benefits watermelon can provide:
🍉 Hydration - Watermelons are 92% water so they’re a great way to stay hydrated on hot days.
🍉 Low in calories - It’s one of the lowest calorie fruits (even lower than low-sugar fruits like berries) at 46 calories per cup.
🍉 Vitamins & Minerals - High in Vitamin C, watermelon also contains a good amount of Vitamin A and a decent amount of potassium, magnesium, and B Vitamins.
🍉 Lycopene - This powerful antioxidant has been shown to support heart health and watermelon is actually the most abundant fresh food source of lycopene (even more than tomatoes).
🍉 Lower blood pressure - An amino acid called citrulline is abundant in watermelon and has been shown to help lower blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide levels and allowing blood vessels to open up.