The perfect fruit: why you'll want to eat more watermelon this summer (recipe included)

The perfect fruit: why you'll want to eat more watermelon this summer (recipe included)

5 properties and benefits of this summer fruit

Watermelon is one of the best options for the summer. In addition to being very refreshing, it contains many properties and health benefits. It has a large number of nutrients and it provides many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

What are the properties of watermelon? 

1. Hydration

Watermelon is associated with summer and it is not surprising since it is a food with high water content. It also contains important electrolytes, which hydrate us and also give us energy. It is a snack that we can eat without feeling guilty. And if we put it in the fridge it will not only be delicious but also very refreshing.

2. It improves the immune system and prevents cell damage

This fruit is rich in vitamin C, which is essential for our immune system. Lycopene intake has been positively linked to a decreased risk of prostate cancer, according to some research.

Watermelon aids hydration

3. Heals wounds

The role of vitamin C in wound healing has also been observed in numerous studies, as it is essential for the formation of new tissues.

4. Improves bone health

Watermelon contains lycopene, which is especially important for our bone health. It reduces oxidative stress that normally reduces the activity of the two bone cells involved in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. It is also rich in potassium, which helps to retain the calcium in the body, resulting in healthier bones and joints.

Watermelon provides Vitamin C

5. Helps lose body fat

Watermelon contains citrulline, which helps reduce the accumulation of fat in our cells. It also has a diuretic effect, which helps increase urine flow and protects the kidneys. Watermelon is a natural slimming diuretic that will help you stay fit and healthy.

In this heatwave, the best we can do is refresh ourselves without regrets, let's go with this recipe

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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