Watermelon is a great addition to our "Eat Your.." series. This is especially so in the increasingly hot and humid Singapore weather. There are many benefits to consuming watermelons.
High Water Content = Stay Hydrated!
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of being adequately hydrated. Watermelon comprises of 92% water and is low in calories. This means that you can stay fuller for longer while contributing to your daily water intake.
May Improve Skin/ Heart Health
Watermelon contains nutrients that may help improve skin health and heart health. It has Vitamin A which can create and repair skin cells. It also has Vitamin C which helps your body in making collagen. Watermelon also contains lycopene which can help in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
May Improve Digestion
Combining the high water content with fiber, watermelon may help with digestion. This combination supports a regular bowel movement.
May Relieve Muscle Soreness
Watermelon contains an amino acid called citrulline. This amino acid may help in relieving muscle soreness and improve exercise performance.
May Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation can lead to chronic diseases. Watermelon contains antioxidants. Topping this up with lycopene and Vitamin C, watermelon may help to lower inflammation.
Watermelon is not heaty and will cool you down on a hot and humid day. You can consume watermelon in cuts, or by adding watermelon to your fruit salad, and even by making a watermelon popsicle.