Watermelon is, by a long shot, one of the most remarkable, body-mending natural fruits. The health benefits of watermelon touch everything from your mind to your toes. And this is the best time of year to indulge in this succulent, delicious and nutrient-rich fruit.
The best time to enjoy this new, delicious, succulent melon, is late spring,
Here are five good reasons to keep a watermelon in your fridge for daily consumption.
Cardiovascular and Bone Health. Watermelon is rich in lycopene which is especially important for cardiovascular health. It is also now being recognized as an important factor in promoting bone health.
Diuretic and Kidney Support. Watermelon is a natural diuretic which increases the flow of urine. And unlike alcohol and caffeine, watermelon juice doesn’t strain the kidneys. Watermelon assists the liver in processing amonia.
Reduces Body Fat. Citrulline contained in watermelon is an amino acid shown to reduce the accumulation of fat in our fat cells. Citrulline is an amiono acid which converts into arginine with a little help from our kidneys. This helps prevent over-accumulation of body fat.
Muscle and Nerve Support. Watermelon is rich in potassium which is a wonderful natural electrolyte. This helps regulate the action of nerves and muscles in our body. Potassium regulates the degree and frequency with which our muscles contract, while controlling the excitation of nerves in our body. Just what we need in times of stress.
Anti-inflammatory & Antioxidant Support. Watermelon is rich in flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids. The carotenoid lycopene in watermelon is particularly beneficial in reducing inflamation and neutralizing free radicals. Ripe watermelons have higher amounts of these beneficial phenolic compounds.
There are a bunch of other advantages to consuming this delectable fruit, but enough for now. Time for a slice.