- Watermelon is rich in lycopene, which has been shown in many studies to be protective against a growing list of cancers. Lycopene also protects our DNA inside white blood cells
- B Vitamins are abundant in the watermelon, a vitamin critical for energy production. Watermelon also delivers more nutrients per calorie, as it is so water dense, making it an outstanding fruit to consume both pre- and post-exercise!
- Half a watermelon gives you over 12,000 IU’s of vitamin A. Exactly the recommended amount of daily vitamin A intake. Vitamin A helps keep your eyes, skin and mucous membranes moist. It also has antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage.
- Watermelons contain citrullin, a compound that helps relax blood vessels of the body. Similar to what happens when a man takes viagra. This effect is also beneficial to the heart, circulatory & immune system.
- Improves our body’s defense system via high concentrations of vitamin C, an important antioxidant that helps ward off illness and helps our bodies combat the daily pollution and environmental stress it is exposed to.
Watermelon Nutrition – Nutritional facts per serving size 280g.
The % Daily Value is a general guide to help you link nutrients in one serving of food to their contribution to your total daily diet. It can help you determine if a food is high or low in a nutrient: 5% or less is low, 20% or more is high.
You can see watermelon is good source of Vitamin A (30%) and Vitamin C (25%).
4 cups seedless watermelon chunks
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoon sugar, or to taste
Melon balls on cocktail sticks
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