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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Health Benefits of Watermelon

The heat of summer is here and my craving for watermelon is very obvious to my hubby when I bought an eight pound of this thirst-quencher fruit. This is one of my favorite fruits aside from mango of course. I am compelled to refresh my memory about the health benefits of watermelon. Here it goes:
  • A good source of Vitamin C.
  • A good source of Vitamin A too.
  • A good anti-oxidant which neutralized free radicals,
  • A good source of lycopene that lowers the risk of cancer.
  • A good source of Vitamin B6 and B1 (Potassium and Magnesium).
  • It has no fat and no cholesterol.
  • It contains 48 calories.
  • High in citrulline, an amino acid which is used in the urea cycle to make nitric oxide which relaxes blood vessels.
  • It lowers high blood pressure.
  • It prevents erectile dysfunction. Would you believe this? They say, it is the exterior rind that has this benefit.
  • Because of Arginine(amino acid), watermelon improves insulin sensitivity in obese type 2 diabetic patients with insulin resistance.

4 comments:

  1. hi Amy...i love watermelons too..they r so quenchy..esp in this hot summer over here in Malaysia..the weather is going to burn us alive...haha...

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  2. hi amy..
    avid fan ako nitong water melon...
    kaya pag season nya talgang di ko pinapalampas..

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