When it’s hot out, it doesn’t get much better than biting into a juicy piece of watermelon. This colorful fruit has earned its place at your next pool party or BBQ - it’s refreshing, delicious, and even packs some nutrition benefits you may not have known about:
It’s not just a clever name, watermelon is composed of 92% water, which is just what you need to beat the Summer heat. This will help keep you going safely during outdoor activities and can even help with digestion thanks to the combo of water and fiber content in the fruit.
🍉 Low Calories
One cup of watermelon has only 46 calories, making it one of the lowest calorie fruits around.
🍉 Variety of Nutrients
They aren’t all water though - a one cup serving of watermelon contains 21% of your daily vitamin C, 18% vitamin A, and around 4% of potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B1, B5, and B6.
This antioxidant is what gives watermelon (and tomatoes) it’s vibrant color but can also help protect your body’s cells and lower inflammation.
🍉 Relieve Sore Muscles
Watermelon contains an amino acid called citrulline that’s been shown to potentially reduce muscle soreness from strenuous activities and speed heart rate recovery.
🍉 Skin and Hair Health
Vitamins A and C are both plentiful in watermelon and are crucial for healthy skin and hair. They support collagen production and repair cells.