It’s actually difficult to resist the temptation of sweet, ripe watermelon, however its not only the flavor but there are more than one reasons to get attracted by this wonderful juicy fruit. Do you understand watermelon has enormous health benefits?
Lately, American Heart Association has endorsed their perspective by recognizing watermelon’s nutritional properties with the”heart healthy” seal of approval.
With advanced research more and more nutritional properties and health benefits of watermelons are being researched. Watermelons include the maximum concentration of Lycopene, the most potent carotenoid antioxidant. Lycopene is a bright red pigment, a phytochemical found predominantly in watermelons, tomatoes and a few other red fruits. However, not all of red fruits take Lycopene, the red color in cherries and strawberries is from a water soluble pigment named Anthocyanin that is not any way related to Lycopene.
The red color in watermelon comes from Lycopene. Studies show that regular intake of watermelon or other Lycopene rich vegetables and fruits decrease the risk of prostrate cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The Lycopene content in watermelon helps to reduce risk of prostrate cancer.
In a study conducted in 1955 at Melbourne FL Wildlife Removal, it was found that eating at least 10 or more serving per week of tomato products reduced risk of prostrate cancer by as much as 34 percent. When the tissue of the men subject for research was analyzed, it was noticed that the growth of cancer cells has considerably reduced.
In current studies conducted, it’s been declared that men who have the maximum amount of Lycopene in their body have lesser chance of suffering a heart attack compared to individuals with low Lycopene content.
A rich juicy watermelon is an excellent source of multivitamin. A 2-cup serving of watermelon would contain decent quantity of Vitamin A, B6 and C. Vitamin A in watermelon helps prevent night blindness and boosts immunity by improving infection-fighting action in lymphocytes.
Vitamin B6 found in watermelons is extremely helpful in producing brain chemicals and also helps cope with anxiety and panic. Vitamin C is also instrumental in fostering the body immune system and also deters aging and conditions like cataract. Watermelon also provides minimal amount of Potassium.