Watermelon is the go-to-snack for summer
If you’re looking for a healthy and refreshing snack this summer, watermelon is the way to go, as study found that consuming watermelon could help lessen risk of hypertension along with several other benefits with lesser the chance of sugar related complications.
A study done at the South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory showed that the citrulline in watermelon can be metabolised to arginine, which improves arterial health and is helpful for individuals who are pre-hypertensive, says in a report from the Jaimacan Observer.
Watermelon also contain sufficient levels of several vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, C, magnesium, potassium, and amino acids such as citrulline and L-citrulline, which seem to help muscle pain, help with bone health, prostate health, can assist with heart health and prevention and relief of hypertension as the potassium contained.
Though fruits in general are a healthy option, watermelon stands out for its low sugar content of only 6 percent and about 92 percent water which allows for more serving.
According to a recommendation from the World Health Organization, a person should only consume 25 grams of sugar per day and most fruits reach that quota at one or two cups of serving.