Health benefits of Watermelon to the body

by Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy

Some foods are fun to eat, and watermelon is absolutely one of them. Watermelon has great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits.

Eating watermelon play an important role to the general benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables — including a decreased risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and digestive problems, according to the Harvard School of Public Health –

Health scientists are becoming a lot more interested in the citrulline content material of watermelon. Citrulline can be an amino acid that is frequently converted by our kidneys and other organ systems into arginine (another amino acid).

The flesh of any watermelon contains about three hundred millligrams of citrulline each cup. When our human body absorbs this citrulline, on the list of steps it can consider is conversion of citrulline in to arginine. Particularly if your body is not producing enough arginine, higher numbers of arginine can help improve blood flow and other aspects individuals’ cardiovascular health.

Vitamin A

Watermelons are sources of vitamin A, a group of compounds called retinoid. Several retinoid have the ability to bind to proteins, termed receptors, found on the top of your cells, and retinoid interact with these receptors to manual your cells’ behavior.

Rich in Water content

Failure to enjoy enough water proves damaging — low hydration levels result in low blood pressure and also a rapid heartbeat, while severe dehydration can cause electrolyte imbalances or actually death. If you have problems drinking enough fluids each day, consider snacking on Watermelon.

Rich in Vitamin C

A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water by weight. As with many other fruits, it is a source of vitamin C. Like many vegetables and fruit, watermelons give you a source of vitamin Chemical (Vitamin C), also Known as ascorbic acid.


Vitamin C maintains your integrity of tissues by causing the production of brand-new collagen molecules. Collagen, some sort of structural protein, provides strength and elasticity to a number of tissues, including your arteries and, skin, cartilage, bones, teeth and tendons. Scurvy, the problem associated with vitamin C deficiency, leads to a breakdown of these tissues, leading to symptoms including tooth damage and skin tearing.

Very low in Calories

Watermelons are low in calories (just 40 calories per 100 g) and fats yet very rich way to obtain numerous health promoting phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants that are essential for optimum health.

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Watermelon Soothe sore muscles

In accordance with a new study from the Journal of Agricultural Meals and Chemistry, drinking watermelon juice before a difficult workout helped reduce athletes’ heart rate and next-day muscle tenderness. That’s because watermelon is abundant in an amino acid known as L-citrulline, which the body converts to L-arginine, a necessary amino acid that helps relax blood vessels and improve circulation.

Reduces Body Fat

The citrulline in watermelon has been shown to reduce the accumulation of fat in our fat cells. Citrulline is an amino acid which converts into arginine with help from the kidneys. When our bodies absorb citrulline it can take the step of converting into arginine if so required. Citrulline, when consumed, has the ability to (through a series of steps) block the activity of TNAP (tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase) which makes our fat cells create less fat, and thus helps prevent over-accumulation of body fat.

Improves Eye Health

Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene (that rich red hue of watermelon = 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. Vitamin A also maintains healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, and mucus membranes.

You have Cancer? you should not go a day without watermelon

Cancer: As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C as well as other antioxidants, watermelon can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Lycopene intake has been linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer
prevention in several studies.

Potassium Friendly

Watermelon fruit is a great source of potassium; Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; it thus offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.

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Watermelon is very rich in Carotenoid pigment

Watermelon is rich in carotenoid pigment, lycopene as well as, superior to raw reddish colored tomato. 100 g associated with fresh melon provides 4532 µg lycopene, whilst only 2573 µg inside tomatoes. Studies suggest that lycopene offer certain protection to skin from harmful Ultra violet rays.

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Harleena Singh August 29, 2013 - 9:15 am

Hi Temilola,

Oh yes…watermelon has lots of health benefits and must be eaten by everyone I’d say. We are lucky that during the summers we have loads of it at our end, and we tend to have it in its raw state or make juices out of it and have it otherwise.

Besides the rich water content, it’s very high in vitamin C and other essential minerals and it’s also great for losing weight I’d say.

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day 🙂

Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy August 30, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Hello Harleena, How have you been doing? Its nice seeing you around…
Of course there are so many benefits of watermelon, some prefer to eat it fresh while some make juice out of it..
Thank you for your comment.. have a nice day too

Rakesh August 29, 2013 - 4:47 pm

I love eating watermelon because of its taste and nutritional value. Though the season of watermelon has gone where I live but I am missing eating watermelon after reading your post 🙂

Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy August 30, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Hello Rakesh, Its really Nice to know you love eating watermelon because of the nutritional value, you are right many people also love eating with because of the nutritional value, but don’t know Watermelon have so many more advantages to the Body..

Its really nice seeing you around..

Kaustav Banerjee August 30, 2013 - 8:23 am

Hi temilola,

This was the first time I visited this website. I am really motivated by your writeup and would love to bookmark this site for future reference. Your articles are very informative. That’s what I noticed the most. Good post.

Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy August 30, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Hello Kaustav, and welcome to health save Blog its really my pleasure seeing you around… About my writeup, you are too kind, but i will accept the compliment, Hope to see you around next time..

Adithya shetty August 30, 2013 - 4:01 pm

Hi Temilola, i really love eating watermelon, i didn’t knew the so many health benefits of it. . Thanks for sharing 🙂

Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy August 31, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Hello Adithya, its really awesome seeing you here, and its nice hearing you love eating watermelon..

Judy Levine August 30, 2013 - 8:13 pm

I love watermelon, so it’s nice to see all the health benefits it has. It’s too bad we only get it in the summer. Also happy to see that it can help with blood flow, as I have notoriously bad circulation.

Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy August 31, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Hello Judy, Everyone loves watermelon, but not everyone knows that watermelon has lots of health benefits, and yes, you should keep eating it, watermelon might keep you away from the doctor…



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