Watermelon + You
Whenever, whatever, wherever you are, watermelon will be there for you.
Fruits and vegetables are a key component of a healthy diet; they can also help you manage your weight. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), we need to eat fewer calories than the body uses for weight reduction. With fruits and vegetables, you can create lower-calorie versions of some of your favorite dishes by substituting low-calorie fruits and vegetables in place of higher-calorie ingredients. The water and fiber in fruits and vegetables will add volume to your dishes, so you can eat the same amount of food with fewer calories. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling.
Weigh better with watermelon – a pun, not a fact.
Watermelon can be a partner in pregnancy. Considering the recommendations from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, watermelon may help you:
- Eat the recommended 3-4 servings of fruit per day.
- Choose fresh fruits and juices.
- Eat plenty of vitamin C-rich foods,like citrus fruits, melons, and berries.
- Increase fluid intake.
Can watermelon quench cravings?
Promising But Preliminary
The National Cancer Institute’s Prostate Cancer, Nutrition, and Dietary Supplements (PDQ®) information summary says that, “Reviews done in 2015 and 2017 analyzed studies of lycopene in the diet and lycopene levels in the blood. Both reviews found that higher lycopene intake was linked with lower prostate cancer risk and that higher blood levels of lycopene were also linked with lower prostate cancer risk,” however clinical trials have shown mixed results. Currently, there is not enough evidence to know whether lycopene can lower risk, prevent, or treat prostate cancer at this time.
Watermelon for all.
- Fresh, refreshing fuel: 21 grams of carbohydrates per 2 cup serving
- Fluid in every bite: 92% water
- Electrolytes for water balance: 6% Daily Value of potassium
- Plant-based protein: 1 ounce of sprouted, shelled and dried watermelon seeds contain 10 grams of protein
- Muscle soreness: An emerging area of study involves exploring possible associations between the amino acid L-citrulline in watermelon (286-1266 mg per 2 cup serving) and muscle soreness after exercise, but further research is needed with larger sample sizes and longer duration to fully determine the clinical implications.
Fresh, fit, fruit.
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