9 Health benefits of watermelon

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Watermelon is a fruit that helps nourish the body as it contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is fat free and supplies the body with energy.

Constituents of watermelon

92% of the constituents of watermelon is water. This is logged in the pinkish-red fleshy part. This fleshy part also contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The rind which is the whitish part directly beneath the fleshy part is rich in amino acids which is of great benefit to your health.

What then are the health benefits of watermelon?

  1. It keeps your body hydrated. The major constituents of watermelon which is 92% water can keep you hydrated especially during hot weather. It can also be taken in those that are dehydrated and needs to replace what has been lost.
  2. Watermelon contains a lot of vitamins which helps to boost your immunity thereby preventing you from coming down with several diseases.
  3. It reduces your risk of developing cancer. Eating the very ripe ones helps to ensure this.
  4. Watermelon helps your blood moves freely in your vessels. It also lowers blood pressure and the risk of heart attack.
  5. Watermelon, if taken by athletes before exercise can prevent muscles soreness and boost workout.
  6. It also protects your joint and reduces your risk of developing arthritis if taken frequently.
  7. It keeps your eyes healthy and reduces the risk of age related eye diseases.
  8. Watermelon enriches your skin, makes it smooth and supple.
  9. It also helps to boost libido.


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