Health in Watermelon
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Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B6 and C, and potassium.
Vitamin A found in watermelon in the form of beta carotene is important for eye health, can help prevent night blindness and boosts immunity.
Vitamin B6 is used by the body to manufacture brain chemicals (neurotransmitters), such as serotonin, melatonin and dopamine, which preliminary research shows may help the body cope with anxiety and panic.
Vitamin C helps boost the immune system’s defenses against infections and viruses and can protect your body from harmful free radicals that can accelerate aging and conditions such as cataracts.
Potassium – Watermelon is also a source of potassium, a mineral necessary for water balance and found inside every cell. It is believed to help control blood pressure and possibly prevent strokes.
And Antioxidants – It is high in Lycopene second after tomatoes. Recent research suggests that Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, is effective in preventing some forms of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Watermelon is free from saturated fat and cholesterol which means that it can be part of a heart-healthy diet that is good for the heart and overall health.
Because of all these benefits, watermelon can be a light, fat-free dessert and thus a healthy snack for you and your family.
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