Monday, September 3, 2012

8 Health Reasons to Love Watermelon

We love watermelon!
• Watermelon reduces the risk of dehydration and is a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, which build your immune system and neutralize free radicals.
• Watermelon contains a high level of lycopene, a potent betacarotene antioxidant. 

• Antioxidants reduce the risk of asthma, colon cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, prostate cancer and protects against macular degeneration. 
• Watermelon is rich in vitamins B1 (Thiamine), which is responsible for converting sugar into energy, the production of acetylcholine -- a neurotransmitter which relays messages to the muscles and nerves.  B1 assists with better eye health, improved brain function, and development of myelin sheaths, which are the protective covering of the nerves.
• Watermelon is high in vitamin B6, which is responsible for the proper function of 60 enzymes within our bodies, contributes to the manufacturing of seratonin, a chemical in our brain, and plays a major role in the production of hemoglobin and cells within the immune system.
• Watermelon is high in magnesium, an essential mineral responsible for transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
• Watermelon has a natural cooling affect on the body as it is high in the amino acid, citrulline, which is used to make another amino acid, arginine, which is used to remove ammonia from the body.
• Watermelon is also a good source of potassium, which carries oxygen to the brain, has the ability to lower blood pressure and helps prevent kidney stones.

Summer is wrapping up, so enjoy watermelon while you can. Your body will love you for it!

Note: Consume organic SEEDED watermelon.


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