Eat Your Watermelon - Virginia Premier

Eat Your Watermelon

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Watermelons may be 92% water, but don’t underestimate them! Each one is a nutritional powerhouse, with vitamins and minerals that can benefit almost every part of you.

Diabetic benefits

While deliciously sweet, watermelons are still a good choice for diabetics. The mix of water, vitamins and minerals found inside helps insulin work better in diabetics.

It’s great for your heart

Watermelon helps your heart by lowering blood pressure. The potassium in watermelon can make blood vessels become more flexible, increasing blood flow and easing stress on the heart. Watermelon can also reduce blood pressure by preventing artery walls from hardening, which lowers the chance of blood clots, strokes and heart attacks.

The power of red

One of the most powerful nutrients in watermelon is lycopene, a phytochemical that gives it its bright red color. Lycopene is an anti-oxidant that promotes healthy cells and can improve bone health, heart health, and may even have cancer-preventing qualities.

Other benefits

Watermelon reduces acid in the blood, lowering the chance of kidney damage and kidney stones. Like carrots, watermelon contains beta-carotene and other nutrients for eye health. And it’s an excellent source of dietary fiber – and far more satisfying than over-the-counter fiber supplements. Watermelon’s crucial nutrients make it more than just traditional picnic food. Enjoy it as a sweet summer treat, knowing that it keeps you healthy as well as hydrated. Don’t wait for the next barbeque to enjoy it!

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