Health Benefits Of Watermelons
Here Are Some Essential Health Benefits Of Watermelons
Watermelons are known to have several health benefits and they are amongst the most popular and widely consumed fruits in the world.
Traditionally, watermelon is produced in Pakistan from April to June. But growers say that weather conditions permitting, they can also be produced in July. Watermelon is a red-colored, juicy, wine-like fruit that is highly cultivated worldwide, having more than 1000 varieties.
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In Pakistan, two crops can normally be grown in a single year, one during the winter season and the other during the Kharif season. Best sowing time for Southern Punjab is January, February, and June and for Central Punjab is February, March, and July.
Nothing sums up the summer season quite like watermelon. Contrary to popular belief, watermelons are low in sugar as compared to most other fruits. A one-cup serving of diced watermelon has nine grams of sugar. That’s less than what we get from a cup of mango (23 grams), banana (18 grams), or even apples (11 grams).
Watermelons are full of cancer-battling nutrients and low in calories. Let's take a look at some of the many health benefits of watermelon:
1. Cancer-Battling Lycopene:
Watermelons are a good source of the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C. They also contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene, which is associated with a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
2. Vitamin C:
There is an abundance of vitamin C in watermelon. According to a nutritionist, Isabel Smith, one watermelon wedge has about 23 mg of vitamin C, which is about 30 percent of your recommended daily intake. Smith adds that vitamin C plays a key role in helping your body form collagen, the protein that keeps skin healthy and eyesight sharp.
3. Healthy Dessert:
Watermelon can be paired with cheese and cream and be turned into a dessert as well. It is relatively low in sugar so it is a great substitute for actual unhealthy desserts. Watermelon fruit is 91% water, contains 6% sugars, and is low in fat. You can make a great fruit cocktail from watermelon and enjoy it.
4. It Reduces Dehydration:
Watermelon is called watermelon for a reason! It contains 91% water and it incredibly effective as a hydrating agent. This is precisely why eating watermelon in summers and during a severe heatwave is mighty effective for everyone.
5. Watermelon Is Good For Your Heart:
The lycopene in watermelon is believed to keep a human body's arteries flexible. and helps reduce blood pressure. Heart disease is fairly common in both men and women and so, consuming watermelon is extremely significant.
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