Tuesday, 10 March 2020

WATERMELON AND IT’S HEALTH BENEFITS


  
 Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that's also good for you. 

It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.

Watermelon is a surprisingly healthy fruit. It has a high water content and also delivers many other important nutrients, including lycopene and vitamin C.

These nutrients mean that watermelon isn't only a tasty low calorie treat it's also very good for your health.

Contains Nutrients and Beneficial Plant Compounds

As far as fruits go, watermelon is one of the lowest in calories — only 46 calories per cup (154 grams). That's lower than even low-sugar fruits such as berries

One cup (154 grams) of watermelon has many other nutrients as well, including these vitamins and minerals: 


Is Good for Skin and Hair

Two vitamins in watermelon A and C are important for skin and hair and skin

Vitamin C helps your body make collagen, a protein that keeps your skin supple and your hair strong.

Vitamin A is also important for healthy skin since it helps create and repair skin cells without enough vitamin A , your skin can look dry and flaky.

Both lycopene and beta-carotene may also help protect your skin from sunburn.


Can Improve Digestion 

Watermelon contains lots of water and a small amount of fiber both of which are important for healthy digestion.

Fiber can provide bulk for your stool, while water helps keep your digestive tract moving efficiently.

Eating water-rich and fiber rich fruits and vegetables, including watermelon, can be very helpful for promoting normal bowel movements.

May Lower Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Inflammation is a key driver of many chronic diseases.

Watermelon may help lower inflammation and oxidative damage, as it's rich in the anti-inflammatory antioxidants lycopene and vitamin C .

BY; STEPHANIE E. HEMEN



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