Thank you for Following:

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.


  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...

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


I love to read your comments. Thank you so much and I will visit back.

Disclosure Policy is valid from 21 October 2008. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by amiable amy. For questions about this blog, please contact me thru "comments" area of any post. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. If it is a sponsored post, it may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always identified as paid or sponsored content. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. It is the sole responsibility of the reader to weigh the product endorsement as legitimate.