Of the few things which make summers in the sub-continent somewhat bearable, the watermelon is certainly a chart-topper. Nothing can refresh our tired and dehydrated bodies more than juicy watermelon cubes after a day at the office.
Here are some amazing health benefits of watermelon:
1 . Hydrates The Body
The water content in the fruit is more than 90%. Having as little as a cup full of watermelon cubes replenishes fluid level in the body. Electrolytes like calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron are present in abundance that aids the rehydration process.
2 . Improves Eye And Skin Health
Watermelon has a very high vitamin A content. This is a powerful anti-oxidant that fights free radicals in the body and is great for vision and skin. Vitamin A goes a long way in boosting the body’s immunity as well.
3 . Relieves Muscle Pains
Arginine is an amino acid that improves blood circulation in the body and relaxes the tissues. Watermelon contains the amino acid citrulline that is synthesized into arginine automatically in the body. Thus it is a food of choice for athletes.
4 . Reduces Tanning
Watermelon is the richest natural source of lycopene, an antioxidant that combats UV-ray induced free radicals which cause sunburns. Owing to this, only two cups of Watermelon can help you get brighter and glowing skin.
5 . Promotes Sexual Health
Studies have shown that watermelon increases the libido. The improved circulation owing to essential minerals present in the fruit will certainly improve performance in the bed.
6 . Improves Sleep
A few slices of the fruit before bedtime induces the body to secrete melatonin (the sleep hormone) that helps you get deep sleep.
7 . Combats Cancer
The lycopene present in watermelon has been shown by some studies to combat the spread of cancer.
For its size, the fruit’s calorie and fat content are incredibly low. Thus, using this tasty treat to satiate your hunger is a healthy lifestyle choice. The cholesterol levels also do not go up at all from having watermelon.It is recommended to have 2 cups of watermelon daily. So, go ahead and indulge in the goodness of this delicious and hydrating fruit this summer. Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!