Watermelon is a large melonlike fruit of a vine that originated from Africa.  It is widely cultivated for its big succulent green fruit that has red pulp and watery juice.

Watermelon has many health benefits and some of them are:

1. It is loaded with antioxidants.

Watermelon is packed with antioxidants which work to protect your cells from the effects of free radicals.

One of the leading antioxidants present in watermelon is called lycopene.  This substance is responsible for the red color on the inside of the fruit.  It also works to protect you from the risks of heart diseases and prostate cancer.

2. It is filled with water.

The watermelon fruit is juicy and its juice is 90 percent water. It is also rich in electrolytes which your body needs to rehydrate.  It can also help to give you a smooth skin.

3. It helps to relax your blood vessels.

According to studies, watermelon helps to relax your blood vessels, and it is also known to help people with erectile dysfunction.

4. It is rich in vitamin C.

Watermelon contains plenty of vitamin C – an antioxidant which is essential in boosting your immune system and help to give you a smooth, glowing skin.

On top of these, vitamin C can also help to heal wounds, prevent cataracts and promote healthy gums and teeth.

5. It helps to restore energy.

Watermelon is loaded with B vitamins and magnesium which work to rejuvenate your energy after eating the fruit.  It also helps to improve your mood and enhance your well-being.  These can translate to a reduced risk of hypertension and depression and heart diseases.

6. It is rich in vitamin A

Watermelon is packed with vitamin A which is a potent antioxidant that helps to protect your eyes from problems such as night blindness and macular degeneration.

These are some of the health benefits of watermelon.  Whether you eat it for fun or for its nutritional value, it will surely refresh you with its energizing qualities and sweet watery taste.

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