Are Watermelons Healthy?

Watermelons belong to the cucumber and squash family and are available in more than 50 varieties. Most have red flesh, but there are orange and yellow-fleshed mixtures.

  • It turns out that watermelon is very healthy. Watermelon is full of water, 90% water; it is the nature’s mineral water. This makes watermelon a great diuretic.
  • Watermelon is rich in lycopene, which I an antioxidant and helps preventing heart disease and strokes. Watermelon contains more lycopene than tomatoes.
  • Watermelon is rich in vitamin C and mineral, like magnesium and potassium which helps lowering blood pressure.
  • It is great for weight loss as a cup of watermelon only contains 50 calories.

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