Watermelon, as we already know, is a wonder fruit of the tropical region. Originally it was found to be grown in the South African countries from where it reached to all the tropical countries of the world. It is a very rich source of carbohydrates, vitamins (A& C), potassium and is devoid of any amount of fats and calories. It’s ideally considered as the best fruit to beat the scorching heat during summers.
Watermelon has a neutral flavour because of 95% composition of water. It tastes a little sweet though. It consists of mainly water and electrolytes and is rich in fiber content too which makes it perfect as a diet fruit.
Although watermelons can be grown in all the seasons under tropical environments yet they are mostly available in summer season. Watermelon juice can be freshly prepared very easily at home too. This couple with the natural watermelon juice benefits, it is simply a treat!
Top 10 Benefits of Watermelon Juice:
1. Keeps the heart healthy:
Watermelon is very rich source of Lycopene which is an antioxidant that helps to defuse ‘free radicals’ that could potentially damage tissues and organs of the body (1).
2. Ideal diet for weight loss:
As it mainly comprises of water and minerals and negligible amount of fats it is best suited for weight loss diet. Being rich in electrolytes and Vitamins it proves to be a complete power packed fruit (2).
[ Read: Watermelon Diet ]
3. Stress Buster fruit:
Watermelon is high in vitamin B6 (3) which is used by the body which relieves from fatigue, stress, anxiety etc.
4. Anti-aging agent:
The presence of Lycopene in it is also beneficial for the skin as the antioxidants tend to decrease free radicals from the body and retards the process of aging quite effectively (4).
[ Read: Best Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds ]
5. Instant source of energy:
It is an excellent source of instant energy as it contains electrolytes (sodium & potassium), minerals and carbohydrates in it which keeps the body hydrated and energetic (5).
6. Fibre rich fruit:
Being a fibre rich fruit (6) it adds bulk to the food and is very helpful in digestion and the water content is responsible for flushing out the toxins from the body.
[ Read: Pomegranate For Skin, Hair And Health ]
7. Perfect fruit for skin problems:
It is very good for the skin and removes excess oil from the skin which cures many skin problems like acne and pimples (7).
8. Natural moisturizer:
It proves to be a natural moisturizer and toner for the face and keeps the skin glowing and well hydrated (8).
9. Remedies to disease:
It is believed that a glass of watermelon juice everyday will keep diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and colon cancer at a good distance.
10. Maintains Blood Pressure:
As it has good proportion of electrolytes, it keeps the blood pressure on a check and normalizes it efficiently (9).
Nutrition value of watermelon juice:
Nutritional value of Watermelon in 1 cup o f watermelon juice (about 150g) is as below
|Nutrition chart of watermelon juice|
|nutrition value||1cup (150g)|
|electrolytes(sodium & potassium)||2mg (sodium) 267mg (potassium)|
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