June 25, 2014
With the summer heat upon us, watermelons are an excellent fruit to eat during the scorching temperatures for more reasons than you may think. Composed 95% of water, its hydrating and sweet taste is rich in fiber content provide superb benefits.
Skin Benefits: Watermelon is great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production that keeps hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.
Collagen Booster: Adequate vitamin C intake (one cup of watermelon provides 21% of daily needs) is needed for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides elasticity and structure to the skin.
Anti-aging: The presence of lycopene in watermelon is beneficial for the skin because the antioxidants help fight free radical damage and staves off photoaging.
Healthy Hair: Watermelon also contributes to overall hydration, which is vital for healthy looking skin and hair.
Body Benefits: The antioxidants found in watermelons can also help diffuse free radicals that can potentially damage bodily tissues and organs.
Stress Buster: Watermelon is high in vitamin B6 which relieves the body from fatigue, stress and anxiety.
Decrease Inflammation: Choline is an important and versatile nutrient in watermelon that aids our bodies in sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline helps maintain the structure of cellular membranes and assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.
Maintains Blood pressure: A study published in the American Journal of Hypertension found that eating watermelons can help reduce high blood pressure among those that are overweight. The amino-acids in watermelon helps provide healthy heart benefits.
Not only can you eat watermelon as a refreshing snack, but now you can have the same effects for your face! Pick up a watermelon and give your face the rehydration that it needs!
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