Watermelon is an effective natural cure for a number of conditions, according to Earth Clinic readers, such as kidney stone and endometriosis pain, prostate issues and is said to be helpful for dengue fever.
Watermelons are approximately 92% water, which makes it an excellent fruit for hydration during hot summer months. Additionally, watermelon contains high levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, antioxidants, amino acids and, notably, lycopene. Between 15-20 milligrams of lycopene are in every 2-cup serving of watermelon.
Lycopene is a phytonutrient, a naturally occurring compound in veggies and fruits that reacts with your body to trigger healthy immune reactions. Lycopene is also the red pigment that gives watermelons their beautiful color.
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