When you want to lose weight, most methods include giving up a certain food group or acquiring a new one. One fruit that has been used for losing weight is the watermelon. This fruit which is 90% made up of water has started what is now known as the Watermelon diet.
The watermelon is a wonderful source of water, carbohydrates and sugar without fats. It is also high in lycopene, an antioxidant which can lower your risk for cancer. With the watermelon, you can eat a lot and satisfy your hunger without getting too much excess fat or compromising your regular diet. As long as you have watermelons in your meals, you can be sure that your calorie count will remain on track on losing weight.
Aside from weight loss, watermelons can also provide you with other health benefits. One particular benefit which interests men is that it has a Viagara-like effect. Watermelon has citrulline, an amino acid that induces dilation of the blood vessels and helps men with erectile dysfunction. To get back lost nutrients, watermelons provide electrolytes sodium and potassium through its juice and flesh. For asthma attacks, watermelons can help reduce its severity and frequency of occurrence.
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