Get a Piece of Watermelon’s Healthy Benefits

O Tips Watermelon

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.

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