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Watermelon Health Benefits & Tips | Care2 Healthy Living

Watermelon Health Benefits & Tips | Care2 Healthy Living

Everyone loves a big piece of thirst-quenching watermelon on a hot day; it is so refreshing. I love watermelon and can easily eat a quarter of one in one sitting! “When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what angels eat.” –Mark Twain Did you know that is it also nutrition packed too? Yes, watermelon is 92 percent water, but that other 8 percent is filled with good nutrition and amazing health benefits; so many benefits that we consider it a powerfood . Health Benefits of Watermelon: 1. Watermelon is extremely alkaline-forming in the body. There are a host of benefits to this. 2. Watermelon is the lycopene leader among fresh fruits and vegetables . Deep red varieties of watermelon have replaced the tomato as the lycopene king. The red pigment — also found in apricots, pink grapefruit, and papaya — is an important antioxidant. It has been found to be helpful in reducing the...

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