We know it tastes great during the summer and has been infused in a number of drinks, but there is so much more to watermelon than you know. Just check out 5 of these facts that prove watermelon truly is one of nature’s most powerful foods:
1. Watermelon almost has no fat. Unlike other fruits and veggies (yes some fruits and veggies have fat), watermelon only tops out around 80 calories and has virtually no fat per serving. So, go ahead. eat more watermelon. It’s better for you than you think. Just keep reading…2. Watermelon juice may relieve muscle soreness.
A Spanish study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that drinking watermelon juice can actually be quite soothing after a grueling workout. Athletes who consumed a little more than 16 ounces an hour before exercise had less muscle soreness and a lower heart rate within a day. That may be because watermelon contains a natural substance called citrulline that’s been tied to improved artery function and lower blood pressure.
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