Everyday we embark on a healthy eating journey, trying to eliminate the bad eating habits we have adopted over the years.
Fruits top the list of healthy things to indulge in and below I have listed some amazing health benefits of watermelon and after this you will overdose on this amazingly succulent and sweet fruit.
Reduces Body Fat
50% of women, or even more if you ask me, are either struggling with their weight or trying to remain fit which means this will work well for them. The citrulline in watermelon has been shown to reduce the accumulation of fat in our fat cells. Citrulline is an amino acid which converts into arginine with help from the kidneys. In addition, watermelon contains up to 92% water and is naturally low-fat which makes it ideal for weight watchers.
Anti-inflammatory & Antioxidant Support
Watermelons are packed with phenolic compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids some of which are useful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals. The ripe watermelons contain higher amounts of these beneficial phenolic compounds.
Diuretic & Kidney Support
Watermelon is a natural diuretic which helps increase the flow of urine without staining the kidneys (unlike alcohol and caffeine). Watermelons helps the liver process ammonia which eases strain on the kidneys while getting rid of excess fluids.
Muscle & Nerve Support
Rich in potassium, watermelon is a great natural electrolyte and thus helps regulate the action of nerves and muscles in our body. Potassium determines the degree and frequency with which our muscles contract, and controls the excitation of nerves in our body.
Watermelons have an alkaline-forming effect in the body when fully ripe. Eating lots of alkaline-forming foods (fresh, ripe, fruit and vegetables) can help reduce your risk of developing disease and illness caused by a high-acid diet (namely, meat, eggs and dairy).
Improves Eye Sight
Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene (that rich red hue of watermelon = beta carotene) which is converted in the body to vitamin A. It helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related macular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness. Vitamin A also maintains healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, and mucus membranes.
Watermelons also help improve cardiovascular and bone health as well as boosting the immune system, wound healing and preventing cell damage. Find other useful health tips on EatOut as you enjoy a piece of watermelon.
Additional info courtesy of livelovefruit.com, Featured image courtesy of medicaldaily.com