Watermelon's 9 Best Health Advantages

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Helps you stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is important for your body to function properly. Watermelon comprises 92% water, making it a great choice for daily water intake.

Nutrient-dense and phytochemically beneficial

Watermelon is high in potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A and C. It contains only 46 calories per cup (152 grammes).

May have anticancer effects

It may also promote autophagy in cancer cells, slowing tumour growth. Autophagy is the body's way of eliminating damaged cells.

May improve heart health

Lycopene may help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also reduce oxidative stress caused by high cholesterol .

Reduces inflammation and oxidative stress

It was given twice a day for 8 weeks to obese people with high inflammation markers. Compared to the control group, they had fewer pro.

Retards macular degeneration

In one study, lycopene reduced the ability of inflammatory markers to damage eye cells.

May relieve muscle soreness

As a result, your heart is less stressed (27). It's not just citrulline that can help your body recover after exercise.

May aid skin health

Vitamin C — either when eaten or applied topically — helps your body make collagen, a protein that keeps your skin supple and your hair strong .

May improve digestion

Watermelon contains plenty of water and a small amount of fiber, both of which are necessary for healthy digestion.

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