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Watermelons contain 90% of water and low amount of calories, high amount vitamins and minerals giving health benefits. Health benefits of watermelon include improvement of vision, prevention of heat stroke, kidney disorders, improper blood pressure, diabetes, cancer; it promotes hair growth and improves skin health.  It has ability to strengthen the immunity system.

What Is Watermelon?

Watermelon is a fruit and belongs to Cucurbitaceous family.  The scientific name of watermelon is Citrullus Lanatus. Watermelons are five common types such as seeded, mini, seedless, yellow and orange. Watermelons are available in summer. Watermelons are sweet to taste and help to combat the heat. It is hard, green in color on outer side; the interior is soft and pulpy, red or pink in colour containing sporadic black seeds. High quantity of Beta carotene and lycopene are found in the watermelon. China, turkey, Iran, Brazil and United States are the main producers of watermelons.

Nutritional Facts Of Watermelons:

Watermelons contain vitamins, minerals and proteins.

  • Vitamins:

Watermelon contains 8.1 mg (10% of RDA-Recommended Dietary Allowance) of Vitamin C, 0.045 mg (3% of RDA) of vitamin B6, 303 μg (3% of RDA) of beta-carotene, 0.033 mg (3% of RDA) of vitamin B1, 0.021 mg (2% of RDA) of Riboflavin, 4.1 mg (1% of RDA) of choline and 28 μg (4% of RDA) of vitamin A.

  • Minerals:

Watermelon contains 10 mg (3% of RDA) of magnesium, 112mg (2% of RDA) of potassium, 11mg (2% of RDA) of phosphorus, 0.038 mg (2% of RDA) of manganese, 0.24 mg (2% of RDA) of iron and 7 mg (1% of RDA) of calcium.

  • Proteins:

0.61 g of protein present in the watermelon

  • Carbohydrates:

7.55 g of carbohydrates present in the watermelon.

  • Dietary Fiber:

Watermelon contains 0.4g of dietary fiber.

  • Fat:

0.15 g of fat present in the watermelon.

  • Energy:

127 KJ of energy present in the watermelon.

Health Benefits Of Watermelon Fruit And Seeds:

It works for us to stave off multiple diseases. Here you have more information,

  1. Vision Care:

Watermelons are good for eye health because it contains beta-carotene, vitamin C, lutein, and zeaxanthin which help to protect against macular degeneration and prevent night blindness and keep the eyes healthy.

  1. Kidney Disorders:

Watermelons contain high quantity of potassium and oxidants. It helps to cleanse the toxins in  kidneys and also reduce uric acid in the blood. Oxidants keep kidneys healthy for long time.

  1. Prevent Heat Stroke:

Watermelon contains 90% of water, it helps to reduce body temperature and blood pressure and also helps to releasing of excess liquid in the form of sweat and keep cool your body.

  1. For Asthma:

Melon has high value vitamin C and other vitamins. These will help to reduce asthma in our life. Take more watermelon so that you can be free from Asthma.

  1. Blood Pressure Control: 

Watermelon extract supplementation reduces ankle blood pressure, brachial blood pressure and carotid wave reflection in obese middle-aged adults. Watermelon also contains carotenoids which help to prevent hardening of artery walls and veins, as a result of that reduce blood pressure and the chances of blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and atherosclerosis.

  1. Muscular Inflammation:

The nutrient choline in watermelon works to aid our bodies in sleeping, muscle movements, learning and memory. Watermelon Choline also helps to refurbish the structure of cellular membranes, nerve impulses, absorption of fat.

  1. Cancer:

Melon is a right source for the vitamin C and antioxidants. It helps to skirmish the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Lycopene compound is present in watermelon which is helpful in reducing the risk of prostate, breast, colon, lung, and endometrial cancer.

  1. Diabetes:

Watermelon contains magnesium and potassium which helps in proper secretion of insulin in the body. Watermelon contains another compound Arginine, which helps in enhancing the impact of insulin on blood.

To know about insulin and diabetes, symptoms, causes, types, preventions of diabetes, you can read Diabetes Types Prevention Control Treatment Home Remedy


  1. Skin Therapy:

Watermelon seeds contain oils and antioxidants which keep the skin moisturized, firm, and soft and also prevent other skin disorders.

  1. Hair Growth:

Watermelon seeds contain iron, magnesium and roasted seeds contain copper which helps give color to  hair, promote hair growth and strengthen hair.

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