Watermelon is your go-to fruit for weight loss.
Watermelon is not nearly as high in sugar as most people think as it has half the sugar than an apple
Ready to eat,
Nice cold out of the fridge
Has Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Oxidant properties
Nutrient-Rich Juicy, refreshing & thirst quenching
Low in Saturated fat, Cholesterol & Sodium
Its high in water content (over 90%) & a 100g serving just contains 30 calories.
The best thing about watermelon is that not only does it keep you hydrated, but it will also keep you satiated for a long time, which leads to less unhealthy snacking.
The rest is loaded with nutrients, especially antioxidants...including vitamin A, vitamin C & lycopene, which helps to neutralize free radicals.
Watermelon is related to cucumbers & pumpkin.
Watermelons grow along the ground on vines which can reach up to three metres in length.
Watermelons contain large quantities of lycopene - an anti-oxidant know to protect against prostate cancer.
Serving size: 1/2 cup diced - 85g
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.17||0.2|
|- saturated (g)||0||0|
|- sugars (g)||4.3||5.1|
|Vitamin C (mg)||6.8||8|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research