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.
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