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6 Watermelon Facts that Might Surprise You

Written By Admin on Monday, May 23, 2016 | 12:29:00 AM

Watermelon was originated from southern African countries and from where it spread to rest of the tropical and subtropical regions.
It is mostly water — about 92 percent. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.

Lycopene has been linked with heart health, bone health and prostate cancer prevention.
Watermelon is by far, one of the most powerful, body-healing fruits out there. The amazing health benefits of watermelon cover everything from your brain all the way to the cells in your feet.

6 Watermelon Facts that Might Surprise You

1. Heart health
Watermelon’s high levels of lycopene are very effective at protecting cells from damage and may help lower the risk of heart disease, according to a study at Purdue University. 
2. Kidney Disorders
Watermelon is a natural diuretic which helps increase the flow of urine, but does not strain the kidneys (unlike alcohol and caffeine).
Watermelons helps the liver process ammonia (waste from protein digestion) which eases strain on the kidneys while getting rid of excess fluids.
3. Cancer prevention
As an excellent source of vitamin C as well as other antioxidants, watermelon 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 in several studies.
4. Diabetes
Watermelons can be a good supplement for diabetics. In spite of being sweet in taste, a thick wedge will give you very few calories, since ninety nine percent of its total weight is composed of water and roughage.
The various vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium help in proper functioning of insulin in the body, thus lowering the blood sugar level.
5. Skin and hair benefits
This fruit is great for your skin because it contains vitamin A. Vitamin A helps keep skin and hair moisturized, and it also encourages healthy growth of new collagen and elastin cells, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
6. You Can Eat Watermelon Seeds
Black watermelon seeds are edible and actually quite healthy. They contain iron, zinc, protein, and fiber.