Watermelon is a refreshing snack made up of 92% of water but soaked with nutrition. This summer snack is also fat-free, very low in sodium and has only 40 calories per cup.
Not only does watermelon keep you hydrated, it is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene- which is where watermelon gets its red colour from. Lycopene is also an antioxidant. Studies have shown that it has the potential to reduce your risk of cancer and diabetes which should be combined with a healthy lifestyle.
Vitamin C: 21% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI
- A heavy watermelon with a splotch on its belly and a hollow sound means it has plenty of juice and is ripe to eat.
- Also, all watermelons lose the powdery or slick appearance on the top and take on a dull look when fully ripe.