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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

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Infographic: The Health Benefits of Watermelon

Low in Calories

Watermelon is filling. Consumed as part of a healthy diet, it can help with weight management.

1 cup = 46 calories

Good for Hydration

Watermelon is more than 90 percent water, so it also helps keep you hydrated.

Good for Digestion

The water, fiver and nutrients in watermelon promote a healthy digestive system and regular bowel movements.

Rich in Antioxidants

Watermelon provides a rich source of antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A and lycopene, which gives watermelon its red color.

High in Lycopene

Watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable, which may help:

  • Reduce inflammation and lower the risk of stroke
  • Protect against age-related eye disorders
  • Lower the risk of certain cancers
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure

Good Source of Vitamins

Vitamins in watermelon support good health:

  • Vitamin A supports eye, skin and bone health
  • Vitamin B-6 fuels red blood cells, supports the immune system and reduces symptoms of depression
  • Vitamin C maintains healthy bones, joints, skin and gums, and immune function
  • Watermelon seeds are rich in magnesium. which promotes heart, bone and sleep health
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