Watermelon is a juicy and refreshing snack that has many many benefits, including being a great source of hydration. Did you know it’s made it's 91% water. Yeah, that’s a lot!
It was domesticated 4,000 years ago in Africa. It's part of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with other fruits and vegetables such as honeydew, cantaloupe, and cucumber.
This refreshing fruit is filled with antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients and contains natural sugars. And we all know that antioxidants can prevent or at least slow the free radicals as they bombard your cells, causing cellular damage.
Watermelon is also a good source of lycopene, and research has shown that lycopene may lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, which of course helps your heart.
It’s a versatile fruit you can eat in a ton of different ways, including juicing, smoothies, in salads, with Greek yogurt or in combination with other fruits. You can even grill it.
So if you turned on now and craving watermelon, I'll give you one more reason you should eat more watermelon. It’s absolutely delicious!
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