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    Health Benefits of Watermelon

    Watermelon is a very good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and lycopene. Watermelon is a good source of vitamins B1 and B6, pantothenic acid, biotin, magnesium, potassium and dietary fiber.

    1. Watermelon is rich in antioxidant no matter how it is sliced or how it is packed. The Health Benefits of watermelon are great.
    2. Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of vitamin A, particularly through its concentration of beta-carotene.
    3. Red watermelon contains lycopene which is also a source of the potent carotene antioxidant. Lycopene travels through the body neutralizing free radicals. The lycopene which gives fruits the attractive red color that we find in watermelon can help reduce the risks of prostate cancer.
    4. The other important factor and the health benefit of watermelon is that, only watermelon contains higher concentrations of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable.
    5. Watermelon is a fruit that is rich in electrolytes sodium and potassium that we lose through our perspiration.
    6. Watermelon is also a rich source of B vitamins necessary for energy production. Watermelon is recommended by food experts as the fruit is rich in vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin B1 and magnesium.
    7. As watermelon contains 90 percent of water content, watermelon is considered to be one of the health providing fruit than any other fruits.
    8. Watermelon also contains citrulline, an amino acid that the body use to make another amino acid, arginine, which is used in the urea cycle to remove ammonia from the body.
    9. Watermelon also acts as a cooling effect.
    10. The antioxidants help reducing the severity of asthma. Watermelon also reduces the risk of colon cancer, asthma, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and prostate cancer.
    11. Watermelon is a good source of thiamin, potassium and magnesium which protect our body from so many diseases.


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    Re: Health Benefits of Watermelon

    Nutritional Values of Watermelon
    Calories
    46
    Fat
    0 g
    Cholestrol
    0 g
    Carbohydrate
    11 g
    Protein
    1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sodium 2 mg
    Vitamin A 865 IU
    Niacin <1 mg
    Alert Pantothenic Acid
    <1 mg
    Thiamin <1 mg
    Vitamin B6 <1 mg
    Vitamin C 12 mg
    Calcium 11 mg
    Magnesium 15 mg
    Potassium 170 mg
    Carotenoids 7,481 micrograms


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