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8 great health benefits of eating water melon

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Besides drinking water, eating water melons is another great way to stay hydrated.

But this sweet and succulent fruit also has other great benefits to ur bodies; the reason you should eat it more often.

Check out these health benefits of eating water melons:

1. Helps fight cancer

Lycopene, the red pigment present in water melons and tomatoes is a great antioxidant and studies show that it could help combat cancer. Particularly, lycopene is linked in preventing prostate cancer.

2. Heart health

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Eating water melons more often helps prevent cardiovascular diseases. This is because they contain both Magnesium and Potassium which are known to promote proper functioning of the heart. Research shows that increasing the consumption of Potassium lowers blood pressure thus reducing the risk of heart diseases.

3. Immunity

If you want to spike up your immune system, then eat more water melons. They are rich in vitamin C which is not only an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals but also helps in boosting your immunity levels.

4. Detox

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Detox juices are so common nowadays and it’s great for your overall health as well as weight loss. Melons help in flushing out toxins out of your system.

ALSO READ: 6 signs you should detox immediately

5. Healthy skin and hair

They are rich in Vitamin A and C which are good for the skin and hair. Vitamin A aids in sebum production and ensures that the hair remains moisturized. On the other hand, vitamin C is needed for the formation and maintenance of collagen. With their succulent nature, melons also keep your skin hydrated.

6. Digestion

Due to their high content in fiber and water, water melons aid in digestion and prevent constipation.

7. Improves eyes’ health

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Carrots are not the only foods that helps with the health of your eyes. Water melons too contain Vitamin A, beta carotene among other nutrients which protect your eyes from diseases such as macular degeneration.

8. Prevents kidney stones

The Potassium present in water melons helps in removing waste and toxins from the body. Melons are also natural diuretics thus increasing urine production. When waste products are flushed out of the blood, there are few chances of getting kidney stones.

ALSO READ: 9 common habits that can seriously damage your kidneys

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