Watermelon

Made up of nearly 82% water, watermelon is a delicious summer staple. Even with the sugar, watermelon has been shown to lower levels of blood sugar & blood pressure. One standard, 2-cup serving provides 1/3rd of the RDA of vitamins A & C, plus potassium. It's also high in antioxidants, including lycopene, carotenoids, & ...

HEALTHY & FUN FRUITY FACTS

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5/21/2021 1 min read

Watermelon

Made up of nearly 82% water, watermelon is a delicious summer staple.  Even with the sugar, watermelon has been shown to lower levels of blood sugar & blood pressure. One standard, 2-cup serving provides 1/3rd of the RDA of vitamins A & C, plus potassium. It's also high in antioxidants, including lycopene, carotenoids, & cucurbitacin E.  Some of the watermelon’s antioxidants have been studied for their anti-cancer effects. Lycopene intake is linked with a reduced risk of cancers of the digestive system, while cucurbitacin E may inhibit tumor growth. Lycopene, in addition to protecting against cancers of the digestive system, also works to reduce cholesterol & blood pressure, improving heart health. Packed with some of the most important antioxidants found in nature, it is an excellent source of vitamin C & a very good source of vitamin A, particularly through its concentration of beta-carotene. Food experts recommend watermelon as a very good source of vitamin B6 & a good source of vitamin B1 & magnesium. Because of its higher water content & calorie value, it is ranked more valuable than other fruits. The water in the fruit is said to be made of 92% pure alkaline water. Compared to acidic juices of oranges & pineapple (which may irritate people with ulcer & gastritis), watermelon is safe for your stomach.