- The red watermelon has lycopene in high quantities. Lycopene is an antioxidant and helps to prevent many diseases.
- Beta carotene and lycopene are compounds which guard plants against damage from sunlight. These help to neutralize the “free radicals,” roaming molecules that cause tissue and organ damage, in our bodies.
- Free radicals contribute to inflammation and cholesterol deposits in blood vessels, causing strokes and heart attacks.
- Lycopene helps to minimize risks of strokes and other ailments like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, colon cancer and asthma.
- Watermelon is an important addition for a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.
- Watermelon is rich in antioxidants that help to prevent kidney stones, cancers and cardiac ailments.
- Another benefit is that watermelon is a great source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure levels keeping your heart healthy.
- Watermelon juice is essential as a preventive against bone loss.
- A watermelon diet is an excellent source of energy because it contains Vitamin B.
- It can offer more nutrients per calorie as it mainly made of water and contains very few calories.
- Watermelon seeds are rich sources of protein and micro and macro-nutrients like calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus.
- Watermelon juice helps to lower risks of age-related macular degeneration that may lead to loss of vision in elders.
- The fruit is beneficial in checking erectile dysfunction and increases insulin sensitivity.
Juice of the Day:
1 cup Watermelon
Handful of Swiss Chard
1 Tbs Chia Seed
1 Tbs Goji berries
1/4 cup Blueberries
1 Tsp Sesame Seed
1 scoop Protein Powder