Watermelon is rich in an amino acid called citrulline that may help move blood through your body and can lower your blood pressure. Your heart also enjoys the perks of all the lycopene watermelon contains. Studies show that it may lower your risk of heart attacks.
Watermelon is 92% water hence it’s great for hydration. It’s a rich source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage from free radicals and lower inflammation. It is rich in carotenoids, compounds that include alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A; Cucurbitacin E is a plant compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Researchers have studied lycopene and other individual plant compounds in watermelon for their anti-cancer effects. Lycopene is found in several parts of the eye where it helps protect against oxidative damage and inflammation.
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