It is rich in electrolytes and water, it has very few calories
The watermelon season has arrived, so let’s repeat why this delicious “queen of summer” should be on your menu.
It is rich in electrolytes and water, has very few calories (30 calories per 100 g) so it is great for the diet. It perfectly cleanses the body and expels toxins. It is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants that preserve health.
It is an excellent source of vitamin A (100 g of fresh watermelon has 569 mg or 19 percent of the daily requirement of this vitamin). Vitamin A is important for maintaining healthy skin, lung mucosa, and oral cavity.
Rich in antioxidants
Watermelon is also rich in antioxidants such as lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin, which are more effective in preventing breast, prostate, colon, lung, and pancreatic cancers.
It is an excellent source of potassium, which is necessary for the balance of electrolytes, which are essential for a normal heart rhythm and pressure. Potassium is important in preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Nothing without vitamin C.
It contains large amounts of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin C, and manganese. Vitamin C strengthens immunity, and manganese as a trace element is responsible for skin and bone health.