19 benefits of eating watermelon

19 benefits of eating watermelon

What are the benefits of eating watermelon? Get the fast facts here and a recipe too.

  1. helps you hydrate as it's 90% water. 
  2. contains the anti-inflammatory antioxidants lycopene and vitamin C
  3. helps protect against oxidative damage in the eye.
  4. lowers blood pressure.
  5. amino acids in watermelon may reduce muscle soreness.
  6. protects against diabetes.
  7. helps with a quicker recovery time after strenuous exercise.
  8. helps reduce cholesterol levels.
  9. is good for your skin.
  10. is good for your hair.
  11. can improve digestion.
  12. promotes healthy bowel movements.
  13. may help reduce cancer risk.
  14. protects nerve function.
  15. helps with weight loss as only 46 calories per cup (154 grams).
  16. helps to neutralize the acidic western diet.
  17. reduces risk of heat exhaustion.
  18. reduces the development of periodontal disease.
  19. helps support the kidneys.
19 benefits of eating watermelon
Interesting way to serve melon.
My favorite watermelon dish for guests and summer barbques is 

Marinated bocconcini on watermelon from SAQ

bocconcini and watermelon recipe

225 g (1/2 lb.) fresh bocconcini cheese, cut into small quarters
125 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
80 ml (1/3 cup) fresh basil, chopped
10 ml (2 tsp.) fresh mint, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 watermelon quarter
A few leaves of lettuce of your choice

  1. Mix the cheese, olive oil, herbs, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Cut the melon into strips.
  4. Lay out a bit of lettuce on four plates.
  5. Add the melon strips and garnish with cheese quarters.
  6. Use the marinade as a dressing and serve immediately.

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