4 reasons to eat more watermelonPosted on Aug 2nd 2008 7:30AM by Jacki Donaldson
Filed Under: Nutrition & Supplements
I love watermelon so no one ever has to convince me to eat the juicy fruit. It's always nice to know just how good it is for me, though. Check out the following watermelon wisdom from Real Age that leads me to believe I ought to be eating even more watermelon than I already am.
- Watermelon juice beat out tomato juice on the lycopene front in a recent study. Research suggests that lycopene may be a cancer killer.
- A compound in watermelon can help with your skin's healing and regenerative processes.
- Watermelon is practically calorie-free. It contains less than 50 calories per cup which makes it a grand way to satisfy a sweet tooth.
- Eating watermelon is a great way to hydrate. There's 141 grams of water per each cubed cup.
'Tis the season for ripe watermelons. Head on out and get yourself one. And get this: whole watermelons stored at room temperature deliver more cell-protecting antioxidants. You'd be wise then to eat this melon as soon as you cut it up for maximum benefits. Then chill the rest.