6 Awesome And Unexpected Things About Watermelon

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Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits. It’s sweet, it’s juicy, and it’s the perfect thing to eat on a hot day! Another perk of watermelon? It’s extremely hydrating and good for you! Here are six awesome and unexpected things to know about the wonderful watermelon.

1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties

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Watermelon is jam-packed full of antioxidants with high anti-inflammatory properties including lycopene and and vitamin C. If you have inflamed muscles or joints, a little serving of watermelon may be able to help!

2. Digestive System Boost

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Watermelon is extremely high in both water content and fiber. If you’re experiencing constipation and need a little digestive system boost, eating some watermelon may be a quick and easy solution.

3. Healthy Skin And Hair

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Two of the best things for healthy skin and hair? Vitamins A and C. For hydrated skin and healthy, thick hair, try adding watermelon into your dietary habits.

4. Hydration Station

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You don’t need me to tell you how important it is to stay hydrated. While drinking lots of water is important, eating watermelon is a great way to get a little more hydration in.

5. Healthy Heart

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There are multiple vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in watermelon that promote heart health including magnesium, potassium, lycopene, vitamins A, B6, and C.

6. Joint Protection

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Watermelon contains a pigment called beta-cryptoxanthin that can protect joints from inflammation. Certain studies also suggest that over time, eating watermelon can also decrease the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.