Many individuals choose to consume watermelon as a refreshing option especially during warmer months of the year. It also tastes great and can help us keep hydrated. However, watermelon contains a number of healthy vitamins, minerals as well as unique and potent compounds that can help promote our overall health. Now, let's discuss five amazing health benefits of consuming watermelon regularly.
1. Source of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional compounds
Besides watermelon being rich in high water content, it is also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, pathothenic acid, potassium and magnesium to name a few. It is also high in several antioxidant compounds and is fairly low in calories.
2. Improve heart and reduce the risk of heart disease
This is often attributed to nutrition it contains, more specifically potassium and magnesium, which helps to reduce high blood pressure and lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke.
3. It boosts our immune system
Studies have found out that watermelon has natural healing abilities due to its benefits for protecting us from sickness, and overall digestive tract benefits which can improve the function of our immune system.
4. Improves the overall health of your skin
This is often attributed to the high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C found within it. High amounts of antioxidants in watermelon can help in elimination of free radicals, which can damage our skin and lead to fine lines, wrinkles and premature aging. High levels of vitamin C in watermelon can help promote collagen synthesis and reduce inflammation that can damage our skin.
5. Improves overall health of our eyes
Regular consumption of watermelon can improve overall health of our eyes due to its high levels of vitamin C, zeaxathin and lutein. Studies have shown that these nutrients can help to reduce risks associated with certain eye disorders such as macular degeneration.
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