Know your Vegetables and Fruits WATER MELON Scientific classification Kingdom:Plantae Angiosperms Order:Cucurbitales Family:Cucurbitaceae Genus:Citrullus Species:C. lanatus Variety:lanatus Trinomial name:Citrullus lanatus In a 100 gram serving, watermelon fruit supplies 30 calories and low amounts ofessential nutrients. Only vitamin C is present in appreciable content at 10% of theDaily Value. Watermelon fruit is 91% water, contains 6% sugars, and is low in fat.


Dear Doctors Few among several Health benefits of Watermelon Watermelon: Health Benefits and Nutritional Values Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories. Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like watermelon decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, overall lower weight. Asthma prevention: The risks for developing asthmaare lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients is vitamin C, found in many fruits and vegetables including watermelon. Blood pressure: A study published by the American Journal of Hypertension found that watermelon extract supplementation reduced ankle blood pressure, brachial blood pressure and carotid wave reflection in obese middle-aged adults with prehypertension or stage 1hypertension and that watermelon extract improved arterial function. Diets rich in lycopene may help protect against heart disease. Cancer: As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C as well as other antioxidants, watermelon can help combat the formation of free radicals known to causecancer. Lycopene intake has been linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer prevention in several studies. Digestion and regularity: Watermelon, because of its water and fiber content, helps to preventconstipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract. Hydration: Made up of 92% water and full of important electrolytes, watermelon is a great snack to have on hand during the hot summer months to prevent dehydration. Inflammation: Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in watermelon that aids our bodies in sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronicinflammation. Muscle soreness: Watermelon and watermelon juice have been shown to reduce muscle soreness and improve recovery time following exercise in athletes. Researchers believe this is likely do to the amino acid L-citrulline contained in watermelon. Skin: Watermelon is also great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production that keeps hair moisturized. Thanks
hat's off to you Dr subramanyam, this is worth info.

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Excellent post, sir. Watermelon is poor man's fruit available at low cost,with lot of benefits and prevents dehydration in summer. For patients with diabetes also, this is a good fruit of choice with low calories. Thanks for sharing the post, sir
You are most welcome madam
good post seeds of watermelon has got diuretic effect so it's very much useful in treating ureteric calculus & in conditions where urine output is less.
Thanks for your encouragement madam

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helpful information dr... thanks for the useful information...
You are most welcome Dr Tomar
Very nice and informative posting. Thank you.
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sir ...Nice and helpful information ...
Thanks Dr Mayur
Very nice information
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Very nice & useful.
helpful Sir
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