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Watermelon is a fresh fruit that for many is a summer staple. Not only is watermelon delicious, but it also has many health benefits. We recommend adding watermelon to your fruit rotation! 

Benefits of Watermelon: 

Contains Nutrients and Beneficial Plant Compounds

Watermelon is one of the fruits with the least calories — only 46 calories per cup. That’s lower than even low-sugar fruits. One cup of watermelon contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins B1,B5 and B6. It is also high in nutrients like carotenoids, lycopene and Cucurbitacin E. 

Keeps you hydrated

Staying hydrated is essential. Watermelon has a high water content (92%). Therefore, eating watermelon is an easy way to stay hydrated, all while making you feel full. 

Good for your hair and skin 

Both vitamin A & C, which are found in watermelon, are important towards hair and skin health. Vitamin C aids your body in producing collagen, a protein that keeps your skin and hair strong and healthy. Vitamin A helps create and repair skin cells. Without enough Vitamin A, your skin would look dry and flaky (that’s never cute!). 

May help prevent Cancer

Some compounds in watermelon, including cucurbitacin E and lycopene, have been studied for their potential to prevent cancer. 

Improves Heart Health 

Watermelon has several heart-healthy components, including lycopene, citrulline, vitamins A, B6, magnesium and potassium, which in effect can improve the health of your heart. 

Lowers Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Lycopene and vitamin C are anti-inflammatory antioxidants found in watermelon. Inflammation is linked to many chronic diseases.

Helps relieve muscle soreness 

Watermelon juice has some potential as a recovery beverage after exercise. Citrulline may be partially responsible for its effect of easing muscle soreness. 

Improves Digestion 

Fiber and water are important for healthy digestion. Watermelon contains both!

Watermelon is not only a tasteful but healthy fruit. It has a high water content and also delivers many other important nutrients that are good for your health! 

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