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Properties and benefits of watermelon for health

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, April 19, 2018

Watermelon is a delicious and fresh fruit that we can eat in many ways. Whether in water or with a little lemon and chili, watermelon is the favorite of many. Its flavor is unique and also improves your health in different ways.

In general, watermelon brings great benefits to health due to its properties, among which are iron, vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium and lycopene. But what good are all these nutrients in a delicious slice of watermelon? Take note.


Researchers from Florida State University found that watermelon is effective against hypertension, especially in its early stages.

Benefits of eating more watermelon

1. Healthy arteries

Studies conducted at the University of Kentucky in the United States, revealed that the juice of this fruit reduces atherosclerosis, which is the narrowing of the arteries.

This effect is achieved when we consume this fruit frequently for at least 8 weeks.

In addition, it was found that this refreshing drink reduces the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.

2. Controls hypertension

Researchers from Florida State University found that watermelon is effective against hypertension, especially in its early stages.

This is because it contains L-citrulline, a precursor of L-arginine, which is the amino acid necessary for the formation of nitric oxide.

And what is nitric acid? It is a gas with vasodilator effect that regulates the vascular tone of the arteries and maintains blood pressure at a healthy level. In fact, watermelon is the food with the highest content of L-citrulline.

3. Benefit your muscles

For athletes, the best drink that can help them recover is watermelon juice, as it contains antioxidants and has the ability to increase muscle protein.

Likewise and according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, it reduces muscle pain.

4. Prevents cancer

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