Did you know that Watermelon is a fruit AND a vegetable? Its a member of the gourd family. Watermelon is high in Vitamin C (1 cup gives you 25% of your daily vitamin C) , Vitamin A, potassium and carotenoids, low in calories. High water content, but itâ€™s a diuretic- helps your body remove excess fluids. Also helps relieve constipation.
Watermelon has 60% more lycopene than tomatoes, helping you keep a healthy heart â€“ and you donâ€™t have to cook it to release the lycopene like you do tomatoes. Lycopene is also toxic to cancer cells.
Watermelon helps you keep cool and avoid heatstroke in hot summer weather.
Melons also contain silicon which stimulates collagen production for healthy bones and great looking skin. That with the Vitamins A & C, and this is a great skin care food, giving you great looking skin from the inside out. And it just plain tastes good!