Sweet but Less Sugar!
Think watermelon is too sweet for you? It is sweet… but low in calorie! It is 92% water and 6% sugar. Diabetics too could go for a slice (120g/4 oz) of watermelon! It contains only 6g of carbohydrate that naturally will have a very little impact on your blood glucose level. The arginine in watermelon helps reduce insulin resistance, the major problem with type 2 diabetes.
Nothing can be as refreshing as fresh slices of water melon or its juice. Ready to kick off summer with a glass of Watermelon juice ?
Lowers Blood pressure!!!
A pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural “weapon”, against prehypertension, a precusor to cardiovascular disease Watermelon is the richest edible source of L-Citrulline, an amino acid later converted to L-argnine that is required for the formation of nitric oxide essential to the regulation of vascular tone and healthy blood pressure.
Watermelon is also a good source of Vit A, B6, C, fiber, and potassium. Its high concentration of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells against cancer, has shed a powerful light on watermelon’s health benefits.
Watermelon to ease nausea!
Many pregnant women wonder whether they can take watermelon! You know, this juicy watermelon can soothe morning sickness, helps to stay hydrated and build a healthy baby! It is a natural diuretic that helps eliminate the edema and decrease the blood pressure.
A slice of watermelon is safe to eat and is a good tea- time snack for pregnant women. Opt for a fresh and ripe one. Excessive intake of this pink fruit juice, increases the amount of sugar that leads to gestational diabetes. Oops….. So, hold back and don’t go beyond the limits. Just a slice (120g /4oz), to nourish the baby! Expectant mothers with nephropathy and diabetes should eat watermelon moderately.
An alternative energy fuel!
Eating watermelon is a safe alternative to the energy drinks, taken before exercise. It hydrates, as opposed to caffeine filled drinks that dehydrates!
Watermelon Lemonade is great for hydration. A sprig of mint to it, will not only add flavor but also help rid of toxic!
WATERMELON IS “SHORT, SWEET, AND HARD TO BEAT”
This crunchy and juicy fruit is a staple barbecue and summer time snack. It is easy to overeat when snacking on watermelon. So, stick on to the portion size. Just a wedge (120g/4oz) is sufficient enough to quench one’s thirst!
- Florida State University (2010, October 14). Watermelon lowers blood pressure, study finds.ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 5, 2013, from http://www.sciencedaily.com-/releases/2010/10/101013173847.htm
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- Leon A Terry, Health -promoting properties of fruits and vegetables, 2011