The Health Benefits of Watermelon

I just love watermelon; it makes me happy when I eat it. It seems to be a well blogged topic.  (I chuckle) Here are some healthy facts about watermelon.

Below is an excerpt from an article, with the link to the full article below. Enjoy!

Health Benefits of Watermelon

One of the main health benefits of watermelon is its status as a powerful antioxidant, found in vitamins A and C, which helps to neutralize free radicals than can lead to inflammation, general sickness and chronic illnesses such as stroke and heart attack.

The beautiful pink color of watermelon, due to beta-carotene, is a powerful ally against many types of cancer, particularly colon cancer. Lycopene, a carotenoid found in abundance in watermelon provides additional cancer fighting health benefits of watermelon.

The high water content of watermelon is part of what gives it fat burning benefits, helping to make your metabolism work more efficiently. With a healthy amount of fiber and protein, your body will still work harder simply processing watermelon.

To be sure, watermelon works best for fat burning as part of a well-balanced diet, but you can rest easily that most of the calories in watermelon will be burned quickly after consumption.

Entire article:

http://www.fatburningfurnace.com/blog/watermelon-nutrition-facts-%E2%80%93-health-benefits-of-watermelon

Another article on watermelon:

http://www.purefect.org/watermelons-the-tasty-method-to-health.html

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4 thoughts on “The Health Benefits of Watermelon

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    Yum! I love watermelon….good to know it is good for you.

  2. Refugia Tomski says:

    Lycopene can be found in tomatoes and i specially love tomatoes because of its nice taste. Lycopene can prevent cancer.,.:*”

    Many thanks http://healthmedicinelab.com/signs-of-strep-throat/

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