Watermelon is incredibly hydrating (up to 92% water!) and is naturally low-fat. Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits that range from improving cardiovascular health to nourishing your eyes and revving up your immune system.
1). Cardiovascular & Bone Health: Consuming large amounts of watermelon has also been correlated with improved cardiovascular function because it improves blood flow via vasodilation (relaxation of blood pressure).
2). Reduces Body Fat: The citrulline in watermelon has been shown to reduce the accumulation of fat in our fat cells.
3). Anti-inflammatory & Antioxidant Support: Watermelon is rich in phenolic compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids. The carotenoid lycopene in watermelon is particularly beneficial in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals.
4).Improves Eye Health: Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene (that rich red hue of watermelon = beta carotene) which is converted in the body to vitamin A. It helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related macular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness. Vitamin A also maintains healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, and mucus membranes.
5). Immune Support, Wound Healing & Prevents Cell Damage: The vitamin C content in watermelon is astoundingly high. Vitamin C is great at improving our immune system by maintaining the redox integrity of cells and thereby protecting them from reactive oxygen species (which damages our cells and DNA).
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20/20 Eyeglass Superstore® suggests you to make sure you eat dark, leafy greens at least once per day. These include: spinach, kale, collard greens and many more. The important components here are lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that have been known to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
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