7 WATERMELON FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW

Thursday, July 23, 2015


There is one fruit everyone loves. 
Watermelon! 
Tasty, with few calories and perfect for hot days! 

And guess what? There are some more facts and benefits of the "watermelony goddess" you didn't know.


1.Watermelon Is a Fruit and a Vegetable: Watermelon is a sweet, seed-producing plant so that makes it a part vegetable and a part fruit. That's why is related to cucumbers, pumpkin and squash.


2.Reduces blood pressure: A study published by the American Journal of Hypertension shows that watermelon can reduce ankle blood pressure, brachial blood pressure, carotid wave reflection and can improve arterial function in middle aged adults with prehypertension.

3.Perfect skin: Vitamin A keeps our hair moisturized and helps the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.

4.Anti - muscle soreness: For all the athletes, watermelon can reduce muscle soreness and improve the recovery time. 

5. Hydration: During the hot months, watermelon is the best snack to have, in order to make it through the heat wave. Made up of 92% water, helps body agaings dehydration. 

6.Cancer: The big amount of antioxidant Vitamin C as well as other antioxidants, can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Lycopene intake has been linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer prevention.
Excourse: What's Lycopene? 
It's the carotenoid antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables the pink or red color, for example in tomatoes.
Lycopene is one of the most powerful carotenoids, which is lowering the risk of stroke and has anti-cancer activity. Some studies shown that it can also reduce the growth of brain tumors and lower the percent of breast tumor growth in mice.

7.All parts of a watermelon can be eaten, even the rind.







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3 comments

  1. I love watermelon and even more knowing it is so good for you!

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  2. I didn't know those facts. I'll be eating more watermelon from now on!

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