- Lycopene: In fresh produce, watermelons rank highest in lycopene content, even higher than tomatoes. Lycopene supports your heart and bones.
- Citrulline: An amino acid (building block!) that is converted by our kidneys and other organs, citrulline can lead to improved blood flow and other aspects of our cardiovascular health. There's also some studies that show the conversion of citrulline into arginine may help prevent excess accumulation of fat in fat cells...adios cellulite!
- Vitamins C, A & B6: These vitamins are good for eye health, immunity and converting protein.
- Potassium: helps to balance water levels and can prevent muscle soreness and cramping if your working out
Like I said, if you're not keen on eating the fruit by itself, try a watermelon with feta cheese and lime salad. Or try making strawberry watermelon lemonade by blending watermelon, frozen strawberries and a lemon. Last week I made chia watermelon popsicles...sooooo yumm. I promise to share the recipe with you next week :)