When you move around in Goa in the summer season, youll find watermelons everywhere.Watermelon is a natural source of the most powerful antioxidants provided by nature. Having a slice ofwatermelon is like taking a multivitamin capsule every morning.Heres why:1. Watermelon is a rich natural source of lycopene (an antioxidant). Scientific studies have shown thatlycopene reduces the risk of prostrate cancer and heart disease in people. People who have a diet highin lycopene are much less likely to suffer a heart attack then those who dont.2. Watermelon is rich in the B vitamins necessary for energy production. Food experts recommendwatermelon as a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin B1 and magnesium.Because of its higher water content (approximately ninety percent) and calorie value it is ranked morevaluable than other fruits.3. The Vitamin B6 it provides is an important attribute to have in a healthy diet because it promoteschemicals in the brain that help people to cope with anxiety and panic.4. It has Vitamin C which boosts the immune system so that you get sick less often and it also slowsdown aging and medical conditions such as cataract. It heals wounds, prevents cell damage and leads tohealthy teeth and gums5. It has Vitamin A which helps the body fight off infection. It also prevents blindness.6. It is a great source of potassium, which helps muscle and nerve function, helps maintain the body’sproper electrolyte and acid-base balance, and helps lower the risk of high blood pressure.7. Watermelon is a rich source of citrulline, an amino acid that can be metabolized to arginine, anessential amino acid. Arginine plays an important part in the healing of wounds and the removal ofammonia from the body. Excess ammonia in the blood can lead to fatigue, kidney and liver disease.8. Arginine got from a watermelon improves sexual function in men with impotence. It boosts nitricoxide, which relaxes blood vessels. A study of men with impotence reported significant improved sexualfunction after arginine supplementation.9. When the summer heat tires us with thirst, eating watermelon is a safe alternative to taking energydrinks. Since it contains high water quantity it can hydrate us whereas other drinks are caffeine filledenergy drinks which dehydrate us. Nothing can be more refreshing on a hot, dusty day than a crisp, juicyslice of watermelon!When you go to the fruit seller to purchase a watermelon you want to find one that is ripe and ready toeat. The best way to do this is to knock on the outside of the rind. If you hear a hollow sound the melonis ready to eat, but if you hear a solid thud put it back. The fruit is over ripe and it wont taste nice.
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