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Watermelon (Cucurbitaceae)

HEALTH BENEFITS

 

ANTI-CANCER

Watermelons are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients like lycopene that has been proven to and reduce risks of prostate, breast, colon, lung and endometrial cancers.

 

BONE & JOINTS HEALTH

Rich in silica, cucumber actively helps develop strong connective tissues in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilages and bones.

 

DIABETES FRIENDLY

Potassium and magnesium in watermelons promote the good functioning of insulin in the body while levels of arginine enhance the effects of insulin on blood sugar.

 

EYE HEALTH

Beta-carotene, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin protect the eyes from blindness and macular degeneration linked to ageing. Watermelons also keep eyes hydrated and preserve the optical nerves, preventing ailments such as glaucoma.

 

GLOW

Rich in water and antioxidants, watermelons reduce signs of premature aging on the skin like wrinkles and spots.

 

HEART HEALTH

Rich in magnesium, potassium and fiber, watermelons will keep your heart healthy, regulating blood pressure and thus reducing risks of cardiovascular diseases.

The fiber content also lowers cholesterol and reduces risks of blood clots, strokes, heart attacks and atherosclerosis.

 

HOT IN HERE

High amounts of water in watermelon cool the body’s temperature (through sweat et), pretty handy in hot climates!

 

KIDNEY HEALTH

Watermelons are rich in potassium, great to flush out toxic deposits in kidneys. By doing that, they reduce uric acid concentration in the blood stream, prevent formation of calculi.

 

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