Think wedges of watermelon are just a nice refreshing treat on a hot day? These large and vibrant fruits are also bursting with goodness, too! Here we take a look at the health benefits of watermelon and how you can add more of it into your daily diet.
What are the health benefits of watermelons?Watermelons are one of the largest fruits you can buy and they’re absolutely jam-packed with awesome vitamins and minerals which can support your body’s daily functions.1
By adding more of this juicy fruit into your diet, you could help improve your heart health and support your overall wellness if many different ways. Not convinced? Take a look at these five health benefits of watermelons:
- They’re great for hydration
- They’re fat free
- They’re low in salt and sugar
- They’re high in lycopene
How to add more watermelon to your diet
If you’re not sure how you can get more watermelon into your diet, here’s some exciting inspiration:
- Chop some up into a fruit salad
- Toss chunks of it with some plain yoghurt and a little bit of honey
- Add some to a summer salad with cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes and feta cheese
- Blend some into a smoothie for a real thirst-quencher
- Juice it, pour it into ice lolly moulds and freeze it for a super refreshing summertime treat
- Toast washed watermelon seeds in a pan and enjoy as a healthy snack
Should anyone avoid eating watermelon?
Obviously, if you have a known allergy or intolerance to watermelon it’s best to steer clear of it. As with any food, only consume it in moderation; although it’s low in sugar, eating lots of watermelon in one sitting could quickly go beyond your recommended daily intake.In addition to eating more watermelon to boost your lycopene levels, why not take care of your ticker by taking some health and circulation supplements? Remember to have a chat with a nutritionist or doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.
Last updated: 22 June 2020