What Are The Top Watermelon Benefits?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are the top watermelon benefits? One of the top benefits is it helps you stay hydrated. Eating watermelon comprises of 92% water and this phenomenal water intake you get from it will help your body function properly.

Eating watermelon has a low-calorie density so it will fill you up while not adding any ridiculous calories to your daily calorie intake. And this is very helpful if you have a goal of losing weight or managing your weight.

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1 cup of watermelon contains the following nutrients:

  • Calories: 46
  • Carbs: 11.5 grams
  • Fiber: 0.6 grams
  • Sugar: 9.4 grams
  • Protein: 0.9 grams
  • Fat: 0.2 grams
  • Vitamin A: 5% of the Daily Value
  • Vitamin C: 14% of the Daily Value
  • Potassium: 4% of the Daily Value
  • Magnesium: 4% of the Daily Value

Watermelon has a good solid source of citrulline which is an amino acid that is used for exercise performance.  Some of the plant compounds in watermelon such as lycopene has been associated with lowering the risk of cancer such as prostate and colorectal.

Supports Heart Health

Some of the nutrients in watermelon does support heart health. Studies have suggested that lycopene can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels. The citrulline in a watermelon can help increase nitric oxide levels in your body which can help expand your blood levels while lowering your blood pressure.

Some of the vitamins and minerals in watermelon that supports a healthy heart are magnesium, potassium, vitamin A’s, Vitamin B-6, and Vitamin C.

The vitamins and minerals in watermelon has shown in studies to reduce inflammation. There was an 8-week study with 31 people that had obesity and high inflammatory marks. They took 500 mg of Vitamin C twice daily and the end result of that study was they saw a significant decrease in inflammatory marks compared to the control group.

Watermelon has a good solid source of citrulline which is an amino acid that is used for exercise performance.”  Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

Exercise Performance and Soreness

Studies have shown that citrulline which is in watermelon can help with muscle soreness and exercise performance. You do see this ingredient in quite a bit of post-workout supplements. There was an older study where a group of athletes were given plain watermelon juice, watermelon juice mixed with citrulline. The result of those studies was both watermelon drinks led to reduced muscle soreness and a faster heart rate.

Skin Health

The Vitamin A And Vitamin C in watermelon can help support positive skin health.  It can also help create and repair skin cells. There was a review study that showed that vitamin C supplements and vitamin C food can decrease the chances of wrinkled skin and dry skin.

Improving Digestion

Because of the water and fiber intake in watermelon it can help with improving digestion in your body. Fiber helps to push waste through your digestive tract more efficiently.

The Bottom Line is watermelon is a healthy fruit that has a high amount of water intake that your body needs. But the vitamins and minerals in watermelon can help act as antioxidants and fight off various different diseases.

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