Get a Piece of Watermelon's Healthy Benefits
Summer's most refreshing snack may also be one of its healthiest. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, eating watermelon offers the following health benefits:
• It's fat- and cholesterol-free.
• It's low in sodium.
• It contains citrulline and arginine, which help maintain blood flow, arteries and heart health.
• It's the lycopene leader among fresh fruits and veggies, including tomatoes. Lycopene is known to help boost heart health, prevent vision loss and lower cancer risks.
• It helps you stay hydrated, since a slice of watermelon supplies the equivalent of a glass of water.