Watermelons are packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Although watermelons are comprised of more than 90-percent water, they are said to contain vitamins A, C, B6 and several amino acids and antioxidants beneficial for health.
Watermelon is also known to contain lycopene, which is said to play an important role in cancer prevention.
“Lycopene intake has been linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer prevention in several studies,” says Medical News Today. “As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C as well as other antioxidants, watermelon can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.”
Watermelon is a homerun when it comes to improving skin health. It contains both vitamins A and C which are essential for healthy cell turnover and the production of new cells.
Vitamin A is said to promote skin’s elasticity. It also helps to produce sebum, which is a natural component needed to keep skin and hair hydrated and healthy.
“Adequate intake of vitamin C is also needed for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair. Watermelon also contributes to overall hydration, which is vital for having healthy looing skin and hair,” says Medical News Today.