The Wonderful Benefits of Watermelon!

Watermelon season is nearly here, and in some parts of the country we are already enjoying this juicy, delicious treat. Watermelon is not only a sweet thirst quenching treat, but it brags of many health benefits for us.

Firstly, watermelon has a high content of vitamin C and vitamin A (which contains beta carotene). These two nutrients are considered the strongest anit-oxidants that we can obtain from our food sources. This anti-oxidant duo is beneficial in warding off heart disease, strokes, colon and other cancers, asthma and can possibly eleviate the symptoms of osteo and rheumatoid arthritis.

Something else special that watermelon has to offer is high amounts of the powerful antioxidant known as lycopene. Extensive research has shown that lycopene is a formidable combatant of many forms of cancer. These cancers include prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancers. It is best to eat watermelon along with other foods that are high in lycopene, such as green tea, grapefruit, papaya, grapefruit, quava and mangoes.

The fact that watermelon is high in B vitamins means that it is great as an energy resource. The natural sugars present in watermelon also make it a great snack choice when you need a little pick me up to get you going.

Watermelon is also rich in potassium. Potassium helps to balance out the effects of salt by keeping the blood pressure balanced. Postassium also regulates that heart beat, can possibly help to prevent strokes, and prevent kidney stones and reduce bone loss in from aging.

Subhanallah! All of that benefit in such a tasty gift from Allah! So the next time that you have a big wedge of watermelon, prays Allah for the great benefits of this wonderful fruit.

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