Health Benefits of Watermelons!

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Some people tend to avoid watermelons because it is said that they contain high levels of sugar, but seriously these babies not only taste deeeee-lish but they also contain a lot of beneficial substances for the body and skin.

Watermelons despite being mainly water and sugar, they are actually a very good source of vitamin C which provides protection against immune system deficiencies and vitamin A which promotes good eyesight. WINWIN!
Here are a few reasons why you should eat watermelons:

> Watermelons are a great snack for the hot summer months to help hydrate and cool you down
> Watermelon are a rich form of an antioxidant called lycopene which is super beneficial to the skin and can help it heal 3x faster! ( LYCOPENE – which is also found in tomatoes, is a nutrient with cancer protection qualities.
> A daily serving of watermelon has been shown to boost energy levels by up to 25%
> Watermelon can help in the bedroom. It is found that phytonutrients in watermelon can relax blood vessels in the same way Viagra does.
> Helps prevent cardiovascular disease
> Helps to treat diabetes, asthma, atherosclerosis, colon cancer and arthritis
> Helps control blood pressure, regulate heart beat and possibly prevent strokes
> Helps maintain a healthy heart! :)

> It is said that watermelons stored at room temperature contain double the levels of beta carotene (an antioxidant and source of vitamin A) and 20 percent more lypocene, compared to watermelons stored in a fridge – this applies only to the uncut fruit

> Watermelon contains:
– Vitamin A, C, D, E, K, B6
– Thiamin
– Riboflavin
– Niacin
– Folate
– Choline
– Betaine
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Sodium
– Zinc

What’s your favourite way of eating watermelons ? 😀

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