Watermelon is naturally rich in electrolytes, specifically potassium, which is essential for nerve and muscle function and responsible for converting blood sugar into glycogen. L-citrulline is not just good for muscle soreness: A study out of Florida State University found that people given a six-gram supplement of L-citrulline from watermelon extract for six weeks lowered their blood pressure and had improved arterial function, making watermelon an effective natural weapon against hypertension.
[su_quote cite=“Antioxidants are chemicals that prevent (or slow) damage of cells from free radicals. Natural antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables and watermelon is rich in one of them, lycopene. In addition to contributing to the melon’s rich pink/red color, lycopene can help fight against heart disease and play a role in lowering cholesterol.“][/su_quote]
Watermelon is a great source of vitamin A. Vitamin A is required for sebum production in the body, a nutrient that keeps hair and skin moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for promoting growth of all bodily tissues including hair and skin, and plays a key role in maintaining eye health.