The Five Best Health Benefits Of Watermelon From Digestion To Muscle Relief

Watermelon is not only a refreshing snack to have when the weather is warm outside but there can also be some rewarding health benefits of eating the juicy fruit. See 5 things you may not have known that watermelon can do below:

1.Relieves sore muscles 

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According to a study in the Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, drinking watermelon juice working out can reduce muscle soreness that you might feel the next day. Watermelon is rich in an amino acid called L-citrulline and when it is processed by the human body it can not only help with muscle soreness but also reduce your recovery heart rate. 

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2. Reduces inflammation 

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A study published in Nutrition Research found that watermelon consumption leads to reducing inflammation in the body. The study also found that the delicious fruit improves risk factors for cardiovascular disease. 

3. Helps relieve constipation 

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Watermelon is a good source of fiber and its not secret that fiber helps keep things moving in your bowel system in combination with the water that watermelon holds its the perfect formula to help promote a regular digestive tract according to Medical News Today. 

4. It's low in calories 

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Not only is the fruit packed with vitamins A and C and a good source of potassium but it is also low caloric food. One cup cubed is only about 45 calories, if you're eager to lose weight, Nutrition Data gives this fruit five stars in the weight loss category. 

5. Combats cancer 

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Watermelon posses all sorts of nutrients and is an excellent source of antioxidants. Watermelon has lycopene which has been linked to preventing prostate cancer according to the American Institute For Cancer Research.  

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