Sun, beach, sea and a piece of cold watermelon. Apart from being delicious, this summer fruit is also quite useful. Although it is 92% water, watermelon gives us a feeling of satiety, and 100 grams of it contain only 30 calories.
Here are 5 interesting facts about watermelon that most do not suspect:
1,Contains more lycopene than tomatoes. It is an antioxidant that is found in red fruits and vegetables and has an excellent effect on our health. It helps fight free radicals and thus improves the immune system. According to some experts, lycopene may have a preventive function against the development of heart disease and some cancers.
2. Watermelon juice relieves muscle pain. This may be due to the amino acid contained in watermelon, called L-citrulline, which the body processes into L-arginine – an amino acid that helps relax blood vessels and improves blood circulation.
3. Watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable. It is sweet like most fruits, but it belongs to the pumpkin family – it classifies vegetable crops such as watermelon, cucumber, melon, pumpkin, zucchini. And since watermelon is also a vegetable, its peel is also edible.
4. Watermelon contains a lot of water, which helps in the fight against dehydration in the summer. Dehydration leads to headaches, difficulty concentrating, feeling tired and in a bad mood.
5. There is also a yellow variety of watermelon. It may be hard for you to believe, but there is a variety of watermelon that is not pink on the inside, but yellow. The peel of a yellow watermelon is like that of a red one, but the color and taste of the core are different.