Summers are finally here and the heat is taking all our energy away. With increasing heat, it is necessary to keep your body hydrated and keeping yourself fit should be your life long mantra. So what can be better then have Watermelons this summer?
Watermelons consists majorly of water (about 92%), and has lots of vitamins, minerals and fibers. The delicious fruit has low calories, keeps you hydrated, and provides several health benefits.
5 reasons to eat more watermelon this summer:
1- It takes care of your heart:
Watermelon is also high in potassium, magnesium, vitamins A, B6, and C, which are essential for a healthy heart. It contains high levels of the plant phytonutrient lycopene which can prevent oxidative damage to cholesterol.
2- Keeps you hydrated:
Consisting of 92% of water, eating watermelons is a good way to keep yourself hydrated in summers. It has lots of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
3- Watermelons can relieve post work-out muscle soreness:
Watermelon juice is a good recovery beverage after workout. The fruit is rich in the electrolyte potassium, citrulline, thus helps to reduce muscle soreness after exercise and lead to quicker heart rate recovery.
4- Reduces Inflammation and Oxidative stress:
Watermelon is rich in two important anti-inflammatory antioxidants- lycopene and vitamin C. Intake of the fruit will help in reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.
5- May prevent cancer:
Certain researches have stated that watermelon contains a combination of nutrients which may help in preventing cancer. A compound in watermelon called cucurbitacin E has been studied for its ability to inhibit tumor growth.