Does knowledge of what you eat matter to you?
Do you bother to check how healthy whatever you are eating is before dropping them in your system?
I want to use this little piece to tell you what you may never have heard about one of the foods I believe you consume regularly-water melon.
Please read on.
At this time, I’m aware your eyes are all out and your heart may be thumping to know what “bad or good news” I am going to break .
Well, I am always for the good news. And I think it is better to bear good news because we all like it.Let’s roll on..
Watermelon is a very wonderful food that should make up part of your daily intake. Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.
There’s even a modest amount of potassium. Plus, this quintessential summer snack is fat-free, very low in sodium and has only 40 calories per cup.
For those trying to lose weight, watermelon is a good food with low calories and very filling which is highly recommended. It has enough water which keeps you rehydrated and satisfied while at the same time, helping to keep you in shape.
Apart from the above it is also loaded with important nutrients needed by your body to keep you strong and healthy.
According to livescience ,Scientists have taken notice of watermelon’s high lycopene levels — about 15 to 20 milligrams per 2-cup serving, according to the National Watermelon Promotion Board — some of the highest levels of any type of fresh produce.
Lycopene is a phytonutrient, which is a naturally occurring compound in fruits and vegetables that reacts with the human body to trigger healthy reactions.
It is also the red pigment that gives watermelons, tomatoes, red grapefruits and guavas their color.
Let’s look at the nutritional values of Watermelon
Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Support
Phenolic compounds in watermelon—including flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids—make this fruit a choice for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits.
If you had to pick a single nutrient from this anti-inflammatory and antioxidant category that has put watermelon on the map, that nutrient would be lycopene.
Alongside of pink grapefruit and guava, watermelon is an unusually concentrated source of this carotenoid.
Antioxidant carotenoids found in watermelon include significant amounts of beta-carotene. Like lycopene, the beta-carotene in watermelon also increases with ripening.
Citrulline, Arginine, and Nitric Oxide-Related Benefits
One of the more unusual aspects of watermelon is its rich supply of the amino acid, citrulline. Citrulline is an amino acid that is commonly converted by our kidneys and other organ systems (including cells that line our blood vessels) into arginine (another amino acid).
The flesh of a watermelon contains about 250 millligrams of citrulline per cup. When our body absorbs citrulline, one of the steps it can take is conversion of citrulline into arginine.
The amount of citrulline found in fresh watermelon is not enough to make it a food that can automatically improve blood pressure or affect other problems like erectile dysfunction.
But in animal studies, intake of watermelon has been shown to help support cardiovascular function, including improvement of blood flow (through relaxation of blood vessels, or what is technically called vasodilation).
Like other fruits and vegetables, watermelons may be helpful in reducing the risk of cancer through their antioxidant properties. Lycopene in particular has been linked to reducing prostate cancer cell proliferation, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Isn’t this alone enough reason to make this part of your regular diet? I think so.
Skin and hair benefits
We all want to look beautiful and what if you found a fruit that could enhance that,wouldn’t you go for it?
Vitamin A is stellar for your skin, and just a cup of watermelon contains nearly one-quarter of your daily recommended intake of it. 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. Vitamin C is also beneficial in this regard, as it promotes healthy collagen growth.
Of course without saying much, we all know that due to the water content and some nutrients in watermelon, it helps the digestion and keeps your system free from sluggish movement. The watermelon contains fiber, which encourages a healthy digestive tract and helps keep you regular.
Please just calm down listen well.I am not intending to spoil your fun now. No
Just little precautions to take. Too much of everything, they say is bad,huh?
I am aware that you have been enjoying this post since and may have even sent for the food immediately as I know it’s sold on your street.
According to livescience,If eaten in reasonable amounts, watermelons should produce no serious side effects. If you eat an abundance of the fruit daily, however, you may experience problems from having too much lycopene or potassium.
The consumption of more than 30 mg of lycopene daily could potentially cause nausea, diarrhea, indigestion and bloating, according to the American Cancer Society.
People with serious hyperkalemia, or too much potassium in their blood, should probably not consume more than about one cup of watermelon a day, which has less than 140 mg of potassium.
According to the National Institutes of Health, hyperkalemia can result in irregular heartbeats and other cardiovascular problems, as well as reduced muscle control.
So, there you have it all. Go ahead and enjoy your watermelon. Stay trim, fit and healthy.
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