Watermelon Health Benefits

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Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby lvhongyu » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:26 am

Watermelon is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C and also contains a good amount of water, which makes it very low in calories. Small amounts of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folate, niacin, etc. are also found in watermelon. It is very rich in potassium and also contains minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous in traces. Watermelon is also free of fats and cholesterol. Apart from the vitamins and minerals, it is rich in antioxidants like lycopene, phytofluene, phytoene, beta-carotene, lutein, and neurosporene. Watermelon seeds contain a good quantity of protein, oil and minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, etc. So watermelon has many health benefits.
Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals in the body. Free radicals are the primary causes of heart attacks and strokes. Vitamin C and beta carotene fight free radicals and reduce the risk of diseases, like, heart attack, stroke, etc.Antioxidants also reduce cholesterol, which apart from causing heart related problems, can worsen other diseases too.
Studies show that lycopene is beneficial in preventing some forms of cancer, like, breast cancer, prostrate cancer, endometrial cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancers. Lycopene is an antioxidant, which can protect the genetic material of white blood cells and also prevents oxygen damage in cells and other structures, which has been found to be linked to the occurrence of cancer in humans.
Watermelon, being rich in B vitamins, can provide you with important B vitamins like Vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6. Apart from that it prevents dehydration, due to the high water content.
Watermelon is also beneficial in preventing macular degeneration. Watermelon contains a good amount of an amino acid called citrulline, which is used by the human body to produce another amino acid called arginine. It has been found that arginine can prevent erectile dysfunction, lower blood pressure, and improve insulin sensitivity in type?diabetic patients.
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Re: Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby shizen » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:08 am

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Watermelon is the perfect summer treat, offering a tasty way to beat the heat and quench your thirst. Thankfully, summer is the season for watermelon. Though you can find it in markets throughout the year, summer is the time when you will get the freshest pick. Despite being a sweet and much loved fruit, it is full of nutrients. Eating watermelon will give you a boost to your health while tantalizing your taste buds.

And a lot of people love to eat this fruit because of the fine taste of it. and it can give a person a very nice taste while eating this.
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Re: Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby Ef11ron » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:16 am

Watermelon is a very good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and lycopene. Watermelon is a good source of vatamins B1 and B6, pantothenic acid, biotin, magnesium, potassium and dietary fiber.

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Re: Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby Marytwins » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:46 pm

Watermelon has many benefits for human health. It refreshes in the summer of hot days, gives the body a much-needed fluids, and that it need not be pure water. It contains numerous vitamins and minerals and sugar in its natural form. It is especially good for the kidneys and bladder, and it purifies the channels.


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Re: Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby bikerriker » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:26 am

It also hydrates you due to its high water satisfied as opposed to caffeine filled energy drinks that dehydrate you. It reduces the risk of fatal diseases like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.


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Re: Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby jackrobns183 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:01 am

Aside from watermelon's thirst quenching taste it has many health benefits. It is green on the outside. It is part of the cucurbitadae family. ...
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Re: Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby SusanJoy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:54 pm

When one of the health benefits is that watermelon 100% fat free, it's hard not to get excited. This means you can eat as much as you want and you will not get fat.Vitamin A in watermelon helps prevent night blindness and boosts immunity by enhancing infection-fighting action in lymphocytes.


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Re: Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby Tulsi » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:59 pm

[quote="Ef11ron"]Watermelon is a very good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and lycopene. Watermelon is a good source of vatamins B1 and B6, pantothenic acid, biotin, magnesium, potassium and dietary fiber.

Hello,
I completely agree that watermelon is a very good way to stay healthy.
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Re: Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby bushkaka » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:50 am

# The health benefits of watermelon are really great. No matter how it is sliced, it is packed with some of the most important antioxidants found in nature.
# It is an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of vitamin A, particularly through its concentration of beta-carotene.


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Re: Watermelon Health Benefits

Postby jhonpaul » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:31 am

Thanks a lot in going for and explaining the benefits offered by Water Melons, never knew eating water melons can be that beneficial for the human body.

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