Watermelon is rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that protects the body from cancer-causing free radicals, especially epithelial cells, such as prostate, lungs, colon, ovary and breasts.
Lycopene in watermelon is estimated at 4,100 µg per 100 g. In the human body, lycopene is stored in the testes, adrenal glands and prostate.
2. Sexual-function improver
Watermelon, especially the yellow one, is rich in citrulline, non-essential amino acids and antioxidants. Citrulline helps blood vessels relax so increasing sexual stamina and treating erectile dysfunction.
3. Protector against disease
Watermelon is rich in vitamins A, C and B6. Vitamins A and C protect the body from harmful molecules that cause diseases.
4. Good diet
Calorie in watermelon is very low. Only 30 calories are contained in 100 g watermelon.
5. Bodily-fluid replacement
Watermelon contains more than 92% water. Eating watermelon can help replace fluids lost through urine and sweat. Watermelon is rich in potassium that helps maintain the body's electrolytes and acid-base balance.
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