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The WaterMelon: Top Five ‘Refreshing and Nourishing‘ Health Facts

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Stay Cool and Lovely

Watermelon is an amazing fruit, which can work wonders for your skin. It acts as a natural moisturizer as well as a toner and keeps the skin cool, glowing and fresh.
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The Smartest Pick for Losing Weight

Packed with vitamins and minerals the watermelon is labeled as one of the healthiest fruit. Low in calories and fat free, watermelon is prescribed as an ideal diet food.

The battle of the bulge could be won with the sweet and juicy melons that can be served as a lip smacking dessert or a snack without adding to the bulge. Hence the watermelon diet is the perfect choice of an ideal weight loss program.



Fight Fatigue and Keep Your Metabolism in High Gear with Water Melons

On a typical summer day watermelons are extremely refreshing as they have very high water content, 92% water and 8% sugar.

Rich in electrolytes (sodium and potassium) this wonder fruit amazingly nourishes your body. It not only replaces the electrolytes lost through sweat but also hydrates your cells and maintains the water balance in the cells. Metabolism is boosted as the functionality of the cells is increased, ultimately energizing your body.

The 4 great fatigue fighters - Potassium, Vitamin C, lycopene and iron found in watermelon drives away any feeling of fatigue you may experience.

Naturally, watermelons are 'The Pick Of The Season’.

Are You Stressed Out? Relax And Chill Out With Water Melon Juice Or Cubes

Watermelon is a ‘sensational’ stress buster says a research. Watermelon is high in vitamin B6- and is used by the body to produce brain chemicals, which may relieve stress, anxiety and panic attacks. It naturally relaxes the blood vessels without any drug side effects.

Add Spice To Your Marital Life With Water Melons:

The popular summer fruit may be a natural Viagra say research scientists. The luscious summer fruit is rich in an amino acid called citrulline. Citrulline relaxes and dilates blood vessels very much like Viagra and other drugs that are used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).

For Stunning Looks Like Brangelina And Winning Knocks Like Sachin and Dhoni, Go For Water Melons!

Submitted By: Hannah Punitha

Reviewed By: Dr Sunil Shroff

Watermelon, raw

The nutritional values of "Watermelon, raw" per 100 grams are:


Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 30
Protein 0.6 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 7.6 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 7 mg 0.7 %
Copper, Cu 0.04 mg 2.1 %
Iron, Fe 0.24  mg 1.33 %
Magnesium, Mg 10 mg 2.5 %
Manganese, Mn 0.04 mg 1.9 %
Phosphorus, P 11 mg 1.1 %
Potassium, K 112  mg 3.2 %
Selenium, Se 0.4 mcg 0.57 %
Sodium, Na 1 mg 0.04 %
Zinc, Zn 0.1 mg 0.67 %
Vitamin A 569  IU 11.38 %
Vitamin C 8.1 mg 13.5 %
Vitamin B6 0.04 mg 2.25 %
Vitamin E 0.05 mg 0.17 %
Vitamin K 0.1  mcg 0.12 %
Riboflavin 0.02  mg 1.24 %
Thiamin 0.03 mg 2.2 %
Folate, DFE 3  mcg 0.75 %
Niacin 0.18  mg 0.89 %
Sugars 6.2 g
Fiber 0.4  g 1.6 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 91.45 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 303  mcg
Choline 4.1 mg
Lycopene 4532  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.
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Watermelons are a great source of electrolytes. These keep your body's pH and water levels at a good level.
HansStu Thursday, July 2, 2015
ok this is so cool and hey im doin a report on this suject!!!
hayjay360 Thursday, October 8, 2009
iTS wATer MELon SEason NOW..... U KNOW whAT im GONNa do..
daWLEE Saturday, January 31, 2009
ok wow you put that on line!!
hayjay360 Thursday, October 8, 2009
You boosted my zeal for watermelon......it will part of my daily diet
Ume Maduka Sunday, November 30, 2008
Its real cool! Hope its as effective as described! I'm heading for water melon right now.....
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Excellent Write-up! Packed with constructive information! Kudos to MedIndia and the writer!
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