Watermelon The Super Fruit Of The Summer
With summer here, it is crucial to take care of yourself from the inside out. Watermelon is an amazing fruit to keep you healthy this summer. It is delicious, refreshing and good for you. In a single cup of there are only 46 calories but packed with vitamins and healthy plant compounds.
Our skin does not take heat exhaustion easily. Being the largest organ we have, it is important that it stays hydrated. Water is, of course, the number one way to keep you hydrated but eating foods high in water content can also help. Watermelon has a high water content, which will keep you hydrated but also the combination of water and fiber helps you feel full.
Another benefit of watermelon is that it’s packed with antioxidants that promote healthy skin. It has carotenoids a class of plant compounds that your body converts to vitamin A. Also, other carotenoids like lycopene. This carotenoid does not turn to vitamin A but is responsible for the fruits red color and many health benefits. One more important plant compound is cucurbitacin E. It not only is an effective antioxidant but also an excellent anti-inflammatory. Finally, watermelon has 21% of your Reference Daily Intake of Vitamin C, which is a great antioxidant to help prevent cell damage.
Keep yourself healthy and hydrated all throughout the summer with watermelon. Look for cool cocktails, snacks and maybe even salads to keep your watermelon intake at a maximum.