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Watermelon Health Benefits

Watermelon belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes cantaloupe, squash, pumpkin, and cucumber. Watermelons are a great fruit to help you hydrate and cool down in the summer heat.


Also, since it’s mostly made up of water, pureed watermelon makes a refreshing drink.


Watermelons are generally believed to have originated in Africa several thousand years ago and to have travelled over time from Africa to Asia to Europe to North America.


To maintain a healthy heart needs to follow a diet lows in fat, cholesterol, and rich in antioxidants such as (lycopene), which works to fight free radical compounds thereby protecting the vessels and arteries from hardening.


Watermelon is rich in antioxidants such as lycopene which contains twice the amount found in tomatoes. Watermelon also contains vitamin C and A.


These compounds play an active role in the fight against several cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer and lung cancer.


Natural Viagra by this name describes the researcher’s watermelon red, because it is a rich source of amino acid citrulline, which works to farther expand the blood vessels, thus allowing the passage of more blood vessels to the penis leading to erection.


Watermelon is a natural diuretic which helps increase the flow of urine, but does not strain the kidneys (unlike alcohol and caffeine).


Watermelons help the liver process ammonia (waste from protein digestion) which eases strain on the kidneys while getting rid of excess fluids.


Rich in potassium, watermelon is a great natural electrolyte and thus helps regulate the action of nerves and muscles in our body.


Potassium determines the degree and frequency with which our muscles contract, and controls the excitation of nerves in our body. Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene which is converted in the body to vitamin A.


It helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related macular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness.

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