Watermelons contain 92 percent water, making it a very refreshing summer fruit. It’s versatile, sweet, and it’s great to eat by itself. What many people don’t know is that it’s a nutrient dense food, which simply means it’s good for you.
Check out these six awesome facts about watermelon and why men should eat more of it.
- It’s actually a fruit (and a vegetable?)
Sweet and juicy, watermelons are considered fruits, but wait, some claim that it’s actually a vegetable coming from the same family that includes squash, pumpkin and cucumber. Just ask the folks in Oklahoma, where watermelon was declared the state fruit in 2007.
- The redder, the healthier
Get the most out of your watermelon by waiting for it to get fully-ripe before cutting into it. The redder the watermelon, the more lycopene and antioxidants it contain. Experts say that the seedless variant have higher concentration of lycopene so if you can get one, buy it!
- Queen Bey loves it
Beyonce believes that watermelons are the “future of natural hydration”. The mega star recently announced her investment in a company called WTRMLN WTR, a business that turns surplus watermelons into cold-pressed fruit juice.
- Supports prostate health
Guys, pay attention. Studies show that watermelon supports prostate health and can help prevent erectile dysfunction. Its citrulline content can help eas mild to moderate erectile dysfunction and improve blood flow.
- Rich in Vitamin A
If eaten with a little fat like fetta cheese, mixed with a simple citrus dressing, watermelon can help improve the health of your eyesight, which we know is a common ailment among older people.
- Don’t go overboard
However, if you have kidney problems, you probably you shouldn’t eat more than a cup a day according to kidney experts. Apparently, too much watermelons is bad for people with hyperkalemia or a kidney disease.
Do you include red fruits like watermelons in your diet? Let us know!