Watermelon is a popular fruit that is mostly eaten in summers. This fruit is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, carotenoids and citrulline. As it contains high water content, it benefits in digestion and body hydration. It also helps in neutralising the acid in the stomach, which, in turn, helps to reduce acidity. Take a look at the benefits of watermelon in your regular diet.
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Benefits of watermelon
- Hydration - Including watermelon in your diet makes sure that your body is hydrated. The fruit makes you feel fuller and in turn, makes you consume much lesser than you actually would.
- Cancer preventing compounds - The lycopene in the watermelon is being connected with aiding in lowering the risk of some types of cancer of the gut
- Anti-inflammatory - Watermelon consumption was observed to improve the inflammation and antioxidant capacity in the body.
- Sore muscles - In a study, it was found that when watermelon was served in a juice form led to a decrease in the muscle soreness and quicker heart rate recovery as experimented ion the athletes.
- Sunburn - Dietary carotenoids like lycopene and beta-carotene which are present in watermelon helps protect the skin from the harsh effects of the sun when consumed regularly. (Sources NCBI and EXCLI Journal)
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Watermelon diet is a new type of gut cleanses diet that has gained a lot of attention in the recent few months. According to this diet, the person needs to consume only Watermelon for approx 5-6 days a week. The diet is supposed to rid the body from the toxins along with boosting the weight loss. Although it is not an official or verified diet some practitioners found to benefit from this, after which they started the watermelon detox diet trend. Consult your physician or nutritionist before attempting such diets. Source: Healthline
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