3 Amazing benefits of watermelon
Have you had your watermelon this Summer?!
You may have seen the Sustainable Duo carrying around a watermelon at one of the many events across the U.S. and Canada this Summer. Watermelon is one of the most beloved fruits in the country, and a staple of a vibrant diet. What are some of the benefits of watermelon? Why should we include it as part of our diet?
True to its namesake, watermelon are made of around 90% water. Despite their delightfully crunchy texture and fascinating taste, the most refreshing part of the watermelon is well… the water! Eating watermelon is like drinking your vitamins without the plastic and pills!
A host of powerful antioxidants
Antioxidants perform a myriad of duties to keep the body upright and strident. Watermelon’s are a multivitamin in a fruit! Vitamin C and Lycopene are two of the most powerful antioxidants available. Fight free radicals with a cool wedge of watermelon! This is the ultimate feel good food.
L-Citrulline is an essential amino acid that works to extract lactic acid from the muscles and reduce fatigue while enhancing recovery. Watermelon is one of the best fruits an athlete can consume (they’re all good!) as it hydrates while removing the acid buildup that causes pain and exhaustion during recovery.
Skip the water bottle and reach for the wedge!
It’s still hot and humid outside! Maybe we shouldn’t “skip” the water, but why not add the wedge! Watermelon is a multivitamin and a hydrant all in one. Put out the flames and bring fury to the court, diamond, pitch, or lanai! Whatever you do, add this to your day