Why do I love it? Many reasons. The nutrient value is good with rich in vitamin C, Vitamin A, the various vitamin Bs , calcium, potassium as well as containing the enzyme lycopene (like those found in tomatoes at a fraction of the cost) and the amino acids arginine and citruline. Some studies has indicated that citruline is more bio-available when consumed as a juice so I tend to blend it. It also has a respectable dietary fiber content. Being alkaline in nature, it also helps to neutralise the acts our body produces especially after food digestion of proteins, fats and sugars. So, it is my go-to drink during the festive season as a pre-emptive measure from all the variety of foods that is consumed during this period.
In caring and maintaining our health, the nutrients in watermelon contribute towards:
- care of our gastro-intestinal system
- helps in lowering blood pressure
- helps in caring for our heart.
So, why not blend some watermelon for a great breakfast drink, hydrating drink on hot days and a post-workout drink and reap the benefits naturally. As with everything, I consume it in moderation as part of a daily diet with a boost depending on what activity I did :)