Happy National Watermelon Day!!! – The Amazing Health Benefits of Watermelon

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Be Like Water

eating-watermelon

Summer is the time to indulge in fresh, succulent juicy melon when they are in season and deliver an array of nutrients, vitamin and minerals. It is also incredibly hydrating (up to 92% water!) and is naturally low-fat. Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits that range from improving cardiovascular health to nourishing your eyes and revving up your immune system. Read on to discover 8 amazing health benefits of watermelon!

Cardiovascular & Bone Health

The lycopene in watermelon is especially important for our cardiovascular health and is now being recognized as an important factor in promoting bone health. Consuming large amounts of watermelon has also been correlated with improved cardiovascular function because it improves blood flow via vasodilation (relaxation of blood pressure). Dietary lycopene (from foods like watermelon or tomatoes) reduces oxidative stress which normally reduces the activity of osteoblasts and…

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7 comments on “Happy National Watermelon Day!!! – The Amazing Health Benefits of Watermelon

  1. angelsmorrow says:

    Thank you! Happy Watermelon Day!!

  2. Happy Watermelon Day! Old dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine. Here is a recipe I found to continue the celebration. http://www.eckraus.com/winerecipes/watermelonwine.pdf

  3. Dragthepen says:

    Hey, thanks for sharing. Going to get me some sweet Watermelon

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  5. I remember that when I was a kid in Italy street vendors selling slices of watermelon from their stalls used to tell to passers by: “If you eat a slice of watermelon you can eat, drink and wash your face at the same time.”

  6. KelsieLou says:

    Watermelon is the best food for after a long run.

  7. Michelle says:

    Happy Watermelon day! Nashville is celebrating with a watermelon festival this weekend!

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