Health Benefits of Watermelon
Each healthy diet contains an adequate ratio of fruits and vegetables. They all have a certain nutrient value offering a wide specter of benefits.
The benefits of watermelon are the following:
Antioxidants stop the creating of free radicals in the organism which cause cancer. Watermelon is filled with antioxidants, and is exceptional in the fight with prostate cancer.
Red – There is a reason why watermelon has red color. Lycopene is an ingredient in watermelon, part of the group of very powerful antioxidants. Lycopene is useful in the fight against heart attacks and many other hearth diseases.
Water – Where does this fruit’s name originate from? Off course you know. This very delicious fruit contains 90% of water. It is great if you want to stop body dehydration, especially because of the fact that this fruit’s water has a high concentration of electrolytes.
Vitamin C – The increasing and preserving of healthy immune system isn’t possible without Vitamin C. Watermelon contains a large quantity of this vitamin. It is the reason for the refreshing properties of watermelon. One glass of watermelon smoothie gives you more than 20% of the daily need of this vitamin.
Energy – Except you feel fresher, you are also full with energy. Vitamin B (B1, B6) gives you that great strength. These vitamins are very useful in the fight with hypertension.
Digestion – Because of high water and fiber content, watermelon is good in preserving of healthy digestive tract. It stops constipation.
Inflammation – Choline is a very important nutrient ingredient which helps in relaxing of the body’s muscles and is good for your memory and focus. It regulates the absorption of fats and lowers chronicle inflammations. On the other hand, amino acid L-citrulline lowers the muscle pain caused by hard workouts. It also lowers the recovery time between workouts.
Skin and Hair – Vitamin A is necessary for the growth of each tissue in the organism, including the skin and hair. Off course that the concentration of Vitamin C contributes to the creating and preserving of collagen necessary for slender, tight and shiny skin.
As I already mentioned the benefits from drinking watermelon smoothie, it is time to keep my promise and tell you my favorite watermelon smoothie recipes. I have to mention that the same are in the Vegan category.