Georgia’s Home for Everything Local
Enjoying fresh and delicious watermelon is a southern institution during the summer months. Succulent watermelon fruit is not only tasty, but also surprisingly healthy. Today, for National Watermelon Day, discover the many nutrients contained in fresh watermelon and why this sweet low-calorie treat is so good for your health.
It’s no surprise watermelon will nourish your cells and keep you hydrated. Did you know that watermelon is 92% water? This makes it one of the best fruits to enjoy in various recipes in the summer heat. The component of water and the small amount of fiber in this melon are linked to healthy digestion as well.
It’s also a fantastic natural recovery post-workout treat. The hydrating components of the fruit, combined with the amino acid Citrulline, have been found to ease muscle soreness.
In addition to being primarily water, watermelon also contains many nutrients and antioxidants. This low-calorie fruit is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Citrulline, Lycopene, Carotenoids, and Cucurbitacin E. Some benefits of these nutrients include heart and eye health as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lycopene, in particular, has beneficial properties. This potent antioxidant contributes to the red color seen in plant foods such as tomatoes and watermelon, and is linked to many health benefits. Lycopene has been linked to reducing digestive cancers by lowering insulin-like growth factor (IGF), a protein involved in cell division. Cucurbitacin E is also useful in cancer prevention to its anti-inflammatory traits.
The other great thing about enjoying watermelon during the dog days of summer is the UV-protective properties of Lycopene, which keep your skin healthy and guarded against the harsh summer sun.
So, for National Watermelon Day, we couldn’t think of a better reason to stop by Farmview Market and pick up this succulent, Georgia-grown multivitamin sourced direct from nature. We source our watermelons from local farms and provide the freshest selection of these fruits that our area has to offer. Pick up a Georgia Grown watermelon today and experience the local flavor that’s one in a melon!
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