Summer Yum! 10 amazing benefits of Watermelon

By TravelDine

High in Lycopene

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Studies suggest the lycopene helps curb your risk of diabetes and cancer. 

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The lycopene present in watermelon also provides limited protection from sunburns.

Heart Healthy Amino Acids

The citrulline in watermelon is known to help maintain a healthy BP and lowers the risk of heart disease.

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Joint Health

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Studies suggest  that beta-cryptoxanthin, a natural pigment present in watermelon, helps reduce the risk of arthritis.

Healthier Eyes 

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A single slice of watermelon gives you 9-11% of the Vitamin-A you need each day, one of the keys to healthy eyes. 

Tasty Hydration

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Consuming watermelon is a great way to stay hydrated, as it is almost 92% water.

Boon for the Calorie-conscious

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A cup of ice cream contains about 300 calories, but the same amount of watermelon is only 45.6 calories. Do the math!

Better Workouts

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Watermelon is rich in potassium, which helps keep cramps at bay. The antioxidants and amino acids also improve performance.

Diabetic Friendly

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Watermelon has a very low glycemic index (GI) value of 80, which makes it a sweet treat suitable for all. 

Easy on the Digestion

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Watermelon is soft, fleshy and has high water content, making it suitable even for those with gastric issues.

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