There is no better association for watermelon than “sweet love”. There is hardly anyone who does not like watermelon, because it’s so sweet, refreshing and brings beautiful colors to our plate.
However, in addition to great taste, wonderful aroma and authentic colors, watermelon has many health benefits for our body. “Watermelon contains dietary fibers that are good for the digestive system as well as potassium, a mineral that reduces the pressure,” says Cynthia Sass, a nutritionist.
DON’T FORGET: All over the world, July is the month of watermelon. 😀
It contains more lycopene than raw tomatoes
One cup of watermelon has 1.5 times more lycopene than a fresh and rather large tomato. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant and stops free radicals that destroy cells that cause damage to our immune system.
Lycopene, which is most commonly found in red fruits and vegetables, helps in the fight against heart diseases and some cancers.
Watermelon juice relieves pain in muscles
A Spanish study has found that drinking watermelons juice can help others who have sore muscles from intense workout. Athletes who eat about a pound of watermelon an hour before workout have fewer problems with muscle pain and a lower heart rate during the day.
Watermelon contains citrulline, which enhances the work of the arteries and lowers blood pressure.
Watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable
Like any other fruit, watermelon is the fruit of a planted plant and has a very sweet taste. But it also derives from pumpkins and families of plants known as Cucurbitaceae.
It is full of water
It is a fruit that seriously hydrates. It is 91.5 percent of actual water. This is important given that you know how dehydration is bad for your health. Women with mild dehydration have painful headaches and poor concentration.
Watermelon can be yellow inside
Although it is hard to believe that when you open the watermelon you can meet yellow color, there is a “Crimson Sweet” watermelon with the “sun” inside. It is sweeter than other watermelons and tastes like honey. Though outwardly looks almost the same, they differ in interior color.