Fruit of the Month: Watermelon

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By: Sarah Boroski 
  1. Watermelon contains more of the antioxidant lycopene than fresh tomatoes; one cup of watermelon has 1.5 times the lycopene as a raw tomato1
  2. Shown to decrease muscle pain. 1
  3. New research showed citrulline and arginine supplements derived from watermelon extract lead to significant improvements in blood pressure and cardiac stress in obese study participants1
  4. Watermelon Is a Fruit and a Vegetable. 1
  5. Store your watermelon in a cool area (50-60 degrees F) until it’s cut. 1
  6. Asthma prevention: Certain nutrients found in the watermelon, such as vitamin C, aid in asthma prevention. 2
  7. Digestion and regularity: Due to the water and fiber content, it helps to prevent blockade and promote regularity for the digestive tract.2
  8. Inflammation: Watermelon contains choline, and due to its versatility it helps in sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory, and reducing inflammation. 2
  9. Watermelon contains nutrients such as: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene and betaine. 3
  10. Hydration: Watermelon is 92% water. 3






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