This wonderful summertime treat comes
packed with powerful Antioxidants along with several vitamins our bodies need.
Watermelon is high in Vitamin C and a good source of Vitamin A through its
concentration of beta-carotene.
Watermelon is a very concentrated source
of the carotenoid, Lycopene. Lycopene has been studied for its antioxidant
and cancer-preventing properties. It has been found to be protective
against many forms of cancers including prostate cancer, breast cancer,
endometrial cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancers. Watermelon
contains a higher concentration of Lycopene than any other produce item.
Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin C so necessary for
the body's immune system. Just one cup of delicious watermelon provides
25% of our body's daily requirement.
Through its concentration of
beta-carotene, Watermelon supplies a rich source of Vitamin A, another cancer
fighting anti-oxidant along with Lycopene and Vitamin C. A cup of
Watermelon supplies your body with over 10% of its daily requirement.
Vitamin B is necessary for energy
production. Watermelon is rich in Vitamin B6 and B1, as well as magnesium
and potassium. Because Watermelon has a higher water content and lower
calorie content than other fruits, it delivers more nutrients per calorie.
Because Watermelon is exceptionally high in citrulline, an amino acid our bodies
use to make another amino acid, Arginine. Arginine is used in the urea
cycle to remove ammonia from the body and allowing the production of Nitric
Oxide, which not only relaxes blood vessels thereby alleviating high blood
pressure, it is the compound whose production is enhanced by Viagra®
to prevent erectile dysfunction.
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