Watermelon is not only a sweet and delicious summer fruit favorite, but it is extremely good for you too!
This power packed fruit contains vitamins A, B, and C to boost your immune system and amp up your energy supply.
Watermelon lives up to its name. On a hot summer’s day this juicy fruit fills your mouth with water. In fact, up to 90% of watermelon is water. This water is far from ordinary. It contains electrolytes (sodium and potassium) to keep the body well hydrated. After all, the human body is nearly 60-70% water, and it needs to maintain this vital fluid for cell processes and for maintaining silky smooth skin. Aside from the water content, the fiber content in watermelon helps rid toxins from your system, contributing to a healthier digestive system and skin that glows.
Vitamins A, B, and C, found in watermelon can help fight off colds, flu, and heal wounds. Additionally, the antioxidant lycopene is an extremely potent immune builder. Most red fruits and vegetables have a high level of lycopene, which gives them their color, but watermelon has a higher concentration of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable. Lycopene is said to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Watermelon is good for the brain, too. In fact, many notice they feel more energized and alert after eating this scarlet colored fruit. This is because watermelon is rich in vitamin B, especially vitamin B1 and B6. B6 promotes chemicals in the brain that facilitate a proper state of mind. Thus, it can be said that watermelon boosts the well being of the nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety.
This summer, make room in your diet for this amazing and delicious fruit. A slice a day can help the body stay hydrated, energized, and healthy. This water rich fruit will flush toxins from the body, and vitamin B6 will help fight daily stress.
Inspire Health Tip: Tighten Up!
For tighter pores, mix together crushed mint leaves and watermelon juice. Freeze the mixture into ice cubes. After your nightly beauty routine, rub one ice cube all over your face, massaging gently. Within days, your skin will appear tighter and more toned.