Watermelon is a natural source of most powerful antioxidants provided by nature. It is a good source of the antioxidant vitamins C and A to protect us from diseases. It reduces the risk of dehydration. The health benefits of watermelon are really great.
luscious Watermelon with tender seeds
The beautiful red watermelon is also a source of the potent carotene antioxidant which is called lycopene. These antioxidants travel throughout the body neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals are substances in the body that can cause much damage to us. They are able to oxidize cholesterol, making it stick to blood vessel walls and thicken them which can lead to hearty attack or stroke. The lycopene which gives fruits the attractive red color that we find in watermelon can help reduce the risks of prostate cancer.
It is a surprising fact that watermelon is the only fruit that contains higher concentrations of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable. Watermelon is a fruit that is rich in electrolytes sodium and potassium that we lose through our perspiration.
Watermelon is rich in the B vitamins necessary for energy production. Food experts recommend watermelon as a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin B1 and magnesium. Because of its higher water content approximately ninety percent and calorie value it is ranked more valuable than other fruits.
Watermelon has a special cooling effect and is exceptionally high in citrulline.
The antioxidants help reducing the severity of asthma. It also reduces the risk of colon cancer, asthma, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and prostate cancer.
I have enhanced the coolness of the fruit by adding this to the whipping cream.
To make the whipping cream, take 100ml of double cream or whipping cream and add 2 tsp of icing sugar or sugar powder and whip it using electric / hand mixture until stiff. Place the whipping cream in a bowl and add watermelon scoops to it.
Watermelon balls scooped into whipping cream. A nice treat for kids during summer.