One cup (150 grams) of watermelon provides about 49 calories, contains about six grams of carbohydrates and about 0.9 grams of protein.
Vitamins in the fruit include Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C; minerals include magnesium and potassium.
Powerful antioxidants in watermelon help protect your heart, reducing the risk of heart disease as they prevent free radicals from oxidising cholesterol.
Watermelon also reduces damage caused in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis by neutralising free radicals.
Lycopene in the fruit has antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties and protects the DNA inside white blood cells. Lycopene helps prevent prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancers.
Watermelon consumption also helps reduce the severity of asthma attacks; its antioxidants help reduce the airway spasm that occurs in asthma by neutralising free radicals. Free radicals add to the severity of asthma attacks by causing airways to clamp down and close.
Eat Watermelons Everytime because the fact that it’s in watery form does not make it just water; it’s contents is highly recommended, so eat and improve your health.