Health Benefits of Watermelon - The Fun Summer Fruit

Upgrade Your Health

Consuming fruits such as watermelon can be a tasty and satisfying way to get quality nutrition from natural sources. Watermelon contains many antioxidants and a host of vitamins and minerals all programmed with your health and well being in mind. It has a unique and satisfying taste and can provide your body with many impressive benefits. Let's bite into this delicious and juicy Summer fruit and discover just how much it can benefit our bodies.

Vibrant Fruit

Watermelon is a nutritious powerhouse and has a universally appealing taste.
Watermelon is a nutritious powerhouse and has a universally appealing taste. | Source

Nature's Nutrition

Watermelon can be a wise addition to diets with their array of vitamins and minerals. They are good sources of vitamins A and C, B vitamins, carbohydrates, potassium, and antioxidants. They also contain amino acids which can help keep arteries and blood flow to our hearts in fine order. If you're looking for fresh ways to upgrade your health, watermelons will be a mouth watering and intelligent choice. Just one cup of this tasty fruit will provide your body with a boost of 20% vitamin C.

Supports Vision

Lycopene and vitamin A are excellent nutrients for improving the health and functioning of our eyes. Watermelons actually contain a higher source of lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable. They can achieve improving our sight by preventing macular degeneration and other problems that can arise with our eyes as we get older. It is important to maintain our levels of these nutrients as we age so we can keep our vision strong.

Boosts Energy Levels

Eating fruits like watermelon is perfect for those of us searching for ways to improve our energy levels. Watermelon is a rich source of B vitamins which can supply our bodies with natural energy. This fruit is perfect before a light work out and can keep you hydrated during the length of your exercise routine.

May Enhance Sexual Function

Watermelon has been said to be similar to viagra in terms of what it can do for sexual function in men. It can boost nitric oxide levels which helps to relax blood vessels in the body. For men looking to increase their libido in a natural way, consuming fresh watermelons may do the trick.

Enhance Your Defenses

Watermelon health benefits include the ability to strengthen the immune system.
Watermelon health benefits include the ability to strengthen the immune system. | Source

Immunity Strengthening

Eating watermelon can aid your body by improving the defenses of your immune system. This fruit contains a high concentration of vitamin C which is a potent antioxidant in helping us ward off illness. Consuming foods with vitamin C regularly can help protect your cells from damage and plays a role in helping us stay young. Every day we are bombarded with pollution and other environmental stress factors which can build up and affect our health, unless we take preventative measures to combat them. Eating fruits such as watermelon is a perfect and easy way to upgrade our defenses.

Refreshing Snack

The watermelon is a refreshing choice during the hot days of Summer and can keep us going with its energizing properties. It can be enjoyed in a fruit salad or simply eaten by itself. Including this delicious fruit in your diet can do wonders for your health and improve the functions of your body. Kids love watermelon and it can be a fun and nutritious alternative to them eating empty junk food. Purchase organic if you can as they contain a better balance of nutrients and are free of pesticides. To learn more about the benefits of other natural foods, please visit my profile or the links below. Thank you for reading.

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Comments 73 comments

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Leaderofmany 4 years ago from Back Home in Indiana

Love watermelon, now love it more!! Great information.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for your support Leaderofmany (: I appreciate you reading my hub.


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DAWNEMARS 4 years ago from The Edge of a Forest in Europe

Thanks for sharing the information. Healthy fruit never goes out of style. Voted up and interesting.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you DAWNEMARS for reading my hub and voting (: Your support is very appreciated.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

I had no idea that watermelon was that healthy! I love it, but never considered it one of the best fruits nutritionally. Thanks for all the great info!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for reading and for your nice comments catgypsy. I love watermelon especially when it's blazing hot outside (:


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Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

Great article. I enjoy eating watermelon and now, I know the added benefits.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for stopping by to read my hub and for your nice comments Ruchi (: very appreciated.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

i always love watermelon. i love its sweet smell and taste. watermelon shake is one great treat during summer!


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baygirl33 4 years ago from Hamilton On.

Hi Cashmere!

Did I read in your profile that you were 24?

You sound so wise about health and the benefits of eating fruit for the ageing population!

I love watermelon and eat it for it's goodness.Did you know that a lot of the good is in the peel? Of course you cannot readily eat that,but if you ever juice fruits and vegetables,use the peel of the watermelon.I have done that for a long time.

I see that you have many delightful sounding hubs on your page and I will be looking at these.

Good luck!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

I'm gonna have to try a watermelon shake one of these days unknown spy, sounds awesome. Thanks for reading and commenting (:


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you so much for such kind comments baygirl33 (: yeah I'm only 25, but have always loved nutrition, especially natural sources. Great tips, I appreciate that very much and will try that soon, excellent information. Thank you.


wwolfs 4 years ago

Interesting hub. Had no idea there are so many health benefits to watermelon. Great information. A good time for this hub as it is watermelon season. Thank you for sharing.

Voted up and useful!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

yummy!!!! just bought a slice for dessert! :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you so much wwolfs, your comment put a smile on my face (: thank you.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Nice unknown spy (: I have to get some soon now that it's Summer almost.


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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

I remember hearing that watermelon had very little nutritional value, but I love eating it any way. I'm so glad to hear that it is good for my health aside from just making me feel good because it tastes so good. I'm glad I found this article; voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

I really appreciate your comments and kind actions in voting and rating dmop. Thank you very much :)


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Eileen Goodall 4 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

And FAT FREE - yum!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Just another bonus Eileen :)


Gloria Linus 4 years ago

Wow th's really good to know abt all this


Alade Adeleke 4 years ago

Kudos 4 letting us know the benefit of watermelon.I will keep on eating it now


oceansider 4 years ago

Thank you for the information about health benefits of watermelon. I really never thought about it because I haven't eaten it that often.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for reading and commenting oceansider, glad this could be of good use to you :)


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Vampsdes 4 years ago from Missouri, US

I actually knew about most of these benefits of watermelon. I didn't know about the sexual benefits though! That's very interesting. I think we'll be eating lots of watermelon this summer! Voted up!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Vampsdes for reading and commenting on this hub. Yeah that's just one of the many bonuses this fruit has for us. Appreciate your vote :)


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TotalHealth 4 years ago from Hermosa Beach, CA

One of my favorite fruits. Many benefits, as you noted so concisely. Voted up.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you TotalHealth for reading and commenting on this, I appreciate the voting very much :)


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maryhoneybee 4 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

Watermelon is one of the tastiest fruits, and with it being made up of something like 70% water--as well as having all these other benefits I didn't know about--makes it a delicious superfood. Thanks for the info! Will be eating this with vision support in mind. My sister jokes I need glasses. 8-)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Enjoy maryhoneybee, it's easily one of my favorites among all of the fruits. Thank you for commenting, very appreciated :)


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LauraGT 4 years ago from MA

Great to know that this delicious fruit has so many health benefits. Increasing sexual function??!? Who knew?!? :)


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MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

Love it! Watermelon is great, thank you for the info.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you LauraGT for reading and commenting. Always happy for people to learn something new especially with health :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for reading and leaving a comment MargaritaEden, glad you enjoyed the article :)


samuel 4 years ago

i neva knew dat dis fruit named watermelon has d highest nutrition until i read it.thanks 4ur advice on health matter...i love u


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Glad this article was helpful for you samuel, thank you for reading and leaving your nice comments :)


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beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

I love watermelon. 50cents can buy 2-3 servings of watermelons here in Thailand. While it is sweet, it's very good for weight loss.

Nice hub. Voted up!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you beingwell for reading and commenting. I appreciate the vote :)


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Squeesh 4 years ago from United States

Watermelon is one of my favorites! :) thank you for sharing


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Squeesh for your comments and for reading :)


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naimishika 4 years ago from India

Watermelon is very good for us. I love watermelon


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you naimishika for reading and leaving a comment :)


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

I wondered the other night during dinner about the health benefits of watermelon. Now I know.

We were having watermelon for dessert and the grandchildren just loved it. They ate so much! Then my granddaughter said to her dad, "Daddy, you should grow a watermelon tree so we can have watermelons more often."

Summer and fruit and children -- what could be better?

Voting up and across.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for reading and commenting Pamela and I'm glad to hear the kids enjoyed this fruit! It can be a challenge to get them to like healthy foods, appreciate you voting and rating :)


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LetitiaFT 4 years ago from Paris via California

I was looking for this information just recently and here it is right at my doorstep so to speak. I'm a watermelon fiend so I was looking for excuses to eat much more of it. You've provided me with them. Thanks!


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lucybell21 4 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

I didn't realize how healthy watermelon was. I love it and it's one of my favorite summer fruits.


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talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

This is why people should eat watermelon! I love the fact that it's a better way to cool down than ice pops or ice cream. (It's second to water for serving this purpose!)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Glad this hub could be of use to you LetitiaFT, always happy to share health information on many fruits. Thank you for reading and commenting :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you lucybell, I'm happy you enjoyed this hub and it is one of my favorites as well. Thanks for you comments :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

More people need to turn to fruit for refreshment, I certainly agree. Thank you very much for reading and commenting talfonso :)


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cityalice 4 years ago

Sounds like the perfect fruit. I'll have to pick up one next time I'm at the market.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Appreciate you stopping by for this hub cityalice. It will be a great choice next time you are at the market :)


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Taleb80 4 years ago

Really, it is an awesome Hub.

Thank you for the information.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for reading and commenting Taleb80 :)


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jentaylorsc 4 years ago

I didn't know it had all those benefits. I did know it was healthy for you, but I thought it was more of an empty food without many health benefits. Thanks for this informative article.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Many people have thought that same thing jentaylorsc. I'm glad this article could be helpful for you. Thank you for reading :)


topaz blue 4 years ago

Great hub! I too love watermelon and although I knew it was good for you didn't realise just how much!

Many thanks for a great hub!

Topaz Blue


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Glad this hub could be of use for you topaz blue. Appreciate your comments :)


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quicksand 4 years ago

Wow, I drink watermelon juice almost every day. Previously I had read that the inner part of the rind contains all the goodies so I scrape off a good portion of that too before I blend it. Of course I add sugar to taste!

Thanks for the valuable info! Voted up, useful, +++ !

Cheers!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you quicksand, you picked a great fruit to include in your diet regularly. Thanks for reading and for the votes :)


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Page Felici Smith 4 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I like how you detailed your information for this health topic.I found it useful and helpful.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Page Felici Smith, I appreciate you stopping by. Glad this hub was useful for you :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I could eat watermelon everyday. It quenches the thirst. It's delicious. Watermelon is a happy fruit! One thing that many people aren't aware of is that watermelon should be rinsed off before cleaned. It has germs and bacteria on the skin. Once a knife cuts through the skin that bacteria transmits into the flesh of the melon. Rinse and clean before cutting. Enjoy your watermelon!:)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

I've been enjoying this fruit lately and it's perfect when outside taking in the Summer weather. Thanks Linda for the tips and I'm glad you appreciated this article. Thank you so much :)


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TotalHealth 4 years ago from Hermosa Beach, CA

Experiencing a hot summer day when I came across your hub. All I can say is yummy! And I totally forgot about all of the associated health benefits. Thanks for sharing.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

This summer has been crazy hot. Glad this hub could be useful for your TotalHealth, thanks for reading :)


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I first heard of the benefits of watermelon from Dr. Gary Knoll. He said if you eat one thing in your life it should be watermelon. I absolutely love it and eat it everyday..and find it in the winter. Great hub.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

I'm happy to see you like this fruit and getting great advice carol7777. Thank you for reading and commenting :)


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KellyMediaBest 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

I eat so much watermelon in the summer its ridiculous! I love knowing that it is full of antioxidants and beneficial vitamins for overall health. I also love that it is full of water (obviously) and fiber that help keep me full. So not only am I having a healthy snack, it is also keeping me feeling fuller for longer so that I don't crave other unhealthy snacks later on. All kinds of melons, cantaloupe and regular melons as well, have numerous health benefits and antioxidant properties.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thanks for your comments KellyMediaBest. It's one of the best fruits for sure and I'm glad you enjoy it as well. Appreciate you reading :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

One of my favorites. Thank you for commenting naimishika


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dianetrotter 3 years ago from Fontana

i love fresh watermelon but detest watermelon flavored water or candy.


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Olde Cashmere 3 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

I'm the same way, that is one of the fruit flavors that is hard to get right, and grape also. Thank you for reading dianetrotter :)

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