I’m curious - who can honestly say they knew that Watermelon would make it to the superfoods world?!
At only 48 calories per cup, watermelon is as nutritious for us as it is delicious! 🍉
It’s packed with essential vitamins like A and C and isn’t chock full of sugar like some of its other fruity counterparts. 🍉
It also packs a big dose of the amino acid citrulline, which helps the body produce yet another amino acid called arginine. (L-arginine essentially causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow as well as stimulates the release of growth hormones, insulin, and other substances in the body.) Because of this, a study was launched and suggests that eating watermelon could potentially lower blood pressure, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20616787).
It also turns out that the rind is full of powerful amino acids, so be sure to take a bite or juice it to receive the full amount of benefits watermelon has to offer.
For the most flavorful and freshest slice, look for local watermelon during June through November (hang in there! It’s almost spring) and refrigerate and eat a cut watermelon within seven days, as the lycopene content decrease significantly with each day of storage.
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