The Health Benefits of Watermelon
Summertime smiles all around with this juicy treat. Eat it fresh or cut it into a nice salad. You can even use it for a summer gazpacho. Either way, watermelon is low in sugar for fruit and high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. So, you shouldn’t feel bad for filling your belly with the liquid and pulp. Think of watermelon as your personal hydrator, vitamin delivery system, and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant aid.
- Nutritional Info:
Caloric Ratios: 89% Carbs, 4% Fats, 7% Protein
Estimated Glycemic Load: 3
Vitamin Benefits: High in Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Mineral Benefits: High in Potassium.
- Body Benefits:
During the summers when watermelon is ripe and ready, hydration is a principal health issue. Watermelon is a great way to stay hydrated as in a 154-gram (one cup) wedge, water makes up 141 grams or 92% of the meat. That is pretty amazing. Besides delivering massive hydration benefits you will be getting a heavy dose of Vitamin A and C which both help with preserving body joints and organs during the aging process. This is due to the positive anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties inherent in the watermelon.