Food Profile: Watermelon

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 13, 2016.

By Sheila Buck

Watermelon is a tasty treat, especially on a hot summer day. This fruit is very good for the body. It helps to prevent some types of cancer, as well as, some other serious conditions.

Some health benefits of the watermelon

  • Very high in vitamins A, B, and C
  • High in the minerals potassium and magnesium
  • Gives you energy
  • Helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes
  • Reduces the risk of colon and prostate cancer
  • Helps reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Promotes good eye sight
  • Helps prevent erectile dysfunction

Watermelon is very good for you. It is not expensive, and can usually be found at the local grocery store. You can buy it with or without seeds. Watermelon tastes good by itself, or with other fruits in a fruit salad.

References:

Health Benefits of Watermelon

WH Foods: Watermelon

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Sheila Buck is the single mom of two teenage boys. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. Sheila is a freelance writer, and also writes books and short stories in her spare time. Sheila also writes for Frugal is Fabulous!.

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My name is Sheila Buck and I am a Daily Living Support Worker and Skills Development Worker for Community Care and Bangor Maine.

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