Top 7 Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon


Watermelon is a popular fruit that is sold in almost all regions in Nigeria and this fruit is loved by many because of its nutrient.

There are several health benefits of eating watermelon and below are some of the benefits.

1. It Helps Improve The Skin And Hair.

The presence of vitamins A, B and C help to improve your skin and hair. Lycopene and beta-carotene help prevent the skin from sunburn. Vitamin A helps in skin repair. Vitamin C helps to make collagen and keep the hair strong

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2. It Prevent ******.

Watermelon prevents cancers because it contains a compound called lycopene which is an antioxidant. It also helps reduce insulin-like factors which increase the risk of having ******. It also has another compound called cucurbitacin which also inhibit tumour growth

3. It Helps In Easy Digestion And Promote Bowel Movement.

A large amount of water present in watermelon helps in the easy digestion of food.

It is also a good source of dietary fibres which promotes bowel movement and prevent constipation.

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4. It Improves Heart Health.

Watermelon is known to improve the functionality of the heart, it contains lycopene which helps to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Citrulline is also present in watermelon this helps to increase the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes relaxation of the blood vessels which helps to reduce blood pressure.

5. It Helps Improve Eyesight.

Watermelon contains vitamin A, which is necessary for the maintenance of normal eyesight.Lycopene helps protect the eyes against inflammation and thus prevent AMD(Age-related macular degeneration) which can lead to blindness in Adults.

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6. It Keeps You Hydrated.

It contains 92% water that is why whenever you eat a large amount of watermelon you tend to be filled.Being hydrated helps your kidney to function well. Dehydration causes dizziness, dry mouth and tiredness.

7. It Protects Your Joints.

The presence of beta-cryptoxanthin found in watermelon helps prevent joints inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation to the joints prevents movement.