Mmmmmm… If I had a dollar for every time I’ve eaten watermelon this summer, or even craved it for that matter, I’d be one rich bit…
It has honestly been my go-to summer fruit all summer. I crave it more than I crave Starbucks Frappuccino’s, and I mean that’s A LOT.
Besides being made of something like 92% water, and being a natural diuretic, watermelon surprisingly has many other healthy benefits despite the misconception that it’s only made of sugar.
1. It helps flush all the toxins.
With being made of mostly water, it allows you to flush out any toxins, also because it’ll make you pee. LOTS.
2. All sorts of Vitamins.
We’ve got about a third of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C, A, some potassium in there, riboflavin, and all those other goodies that you know you’re suppose to have but can never pronounce.
3. Soothes Sore Muscles
There’s a few things such as amino acids in this bad boy that can help with your circulation and helps soothe sore muscles. I would assume that the fact that it’s jam-packed with water has something to do with keeping you hydrated and less sore.
4. Beautiful hair and skin
The amount of water, and the healthy goodies in the watermelon helps keep your skin and hair hydrated, which is a direct result specifically of Vitamin A.
Lots of vitamins and healthy things for you means a prevention of all sorts of diseases including cancer, asthma, and even heart disease. Blame this on the Vitamin C, antioxidants and lycopene.
Yep, you read that right. It helps you poop. Due to the fibre and the amount of water you find in watermelon, it can help keep you regular, as do many fruits and vegetables, and a healthy, balanced diet.
Watermelon has so many health benefits, it’s easy to eat, and is great for any meal, including dessert or a quick drink! Yes, you can even make it into a smoothie! It’s something that’s really easy to feed the kids, they’ll love it, and you know they’re getting all the nutrients they need!