Watermelon

Components:
Water
protein
lipids
Saturated fatty acids
carbohydrates
Sugar
fibers
Organic acids

Vitamins:
Provitamin A Beta-carotene
Vitamin A equivalent
Vitamin B1 B2 B12
Vitamin C ascorbic acid
Vitamin D
Vitamin E

Minerals and trace elements:
Calcium
Copper
Iron
Iodine
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorus
Potassium
Selenium
Sodium
Zinc
flavonoids
lignans
Total Polyphenols

The Benefits:

Watermelon is rich in lycopene which is an antioxidant. Watermelon has more lycopene than other fresh fruits or vegetables, including tomatoes. Lycopenes reduce the risk of developing several types of cancers including the prostate.

Watermelons are very low in calories, about 46 calories per cup.

Watermelon contains arginine which is one of the amino acids that can help maintain arteries, blood circulation and overall cardiovascular function.

When you eat watermelon, you consume zero grams of fat and cholesterol.

Watermelons are rich in vitamin A, an antioxidant that promotes the health of the eyes (like the carrot!)

Watermelons are rich in potassium, which can help control blood pressure.

Watermelon is relatively high in vitamin C, good for the immune system. Vitamin C also helps prevent cellular damage, heal wounds, and promote healthy teeth and gums.

Watermelon is one of the natural sources of some important electrolytes – sodium and potassium, which we lose when we sweat. It is the ideal fruit to consume during the hot summer months, not only because it is refreshing.

Watermelon is full of water! With its high water concentration, eating watermelons is a great way to prevent dehydration.

Watermelon is rich in vitamin B6, good for brain health, among others. It contains other B vitamins, which provide energy.

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