Everyone knows that fruit is a healthy food that we should take into account in our daily diet. And we give you some reasons why you should include watermelon as part of your diet, which we will go into in more detail in the following posts. Knowing the properties and benefits of watermelon is the main step towards loving it even more 😉 and having it on our table.
Watermelon stands out among fruits for its high water content, more than 90%. Regular consumption of water helps to maintain normal physical and cognitive functions, balancing our organism.
In addition to its high water content and low calorie intake, watermelon provides our diet with calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron and vitamins C, A, B1, B2 and B6. To this we must add its high fibre content, which makes it ideal for taking care of yourself, favouring intestinal transit, protecting the flora and eliminating harmful acids from the body. All these elements make it a perfect fruit for the whole family.
Properties of watermelon: What is so special about this food?
Its magic formula is completed by Lycopene and Citrulline, two elements that give it an extra boost in our health care.
Numerous scientific and epidemiological studies endorse the beneficial properties of lycopene for health and directly relate the importance of including this element in the diet to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and the reduction of the probability of developing cancerous processes.
Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid, a metabolic precursor of arginine (an essential amino acid), which is involved in the process of reducing fatigue and recovery after sport.
Now more than ever, take care of your diet and that of your loved ones, and don’t let anything stop you!
We don’t say so, the World Health Organisation says so: a balanced diet should include between 2 and 3 medium-sized pieces of fruit a day, complemented by two portions of vegetables at the two main meals.