1.Watermelon protects against the harmful effects of the sun
Watermelon contains a phytonutrient called lycopene which is well known for providing long term protection from the harmful rays of the sun. In fact, Watermelon contains more lycopene than tomatoes.
2.Watermelon replaces important nutrients lost through drinking alcohol
There is a tendency to drink more alcohol when we are on holiday which depletes our stores of the following nutrients: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Zinc, B Vitamins, Magnesium and antioxidants. Water melon is a perfect match to replace all of these lost nutrient but make sure you eat the pips as it is the pips which contain the Zinc.
3.Watermelon rehydrates the body
In a hot climate we lose more water through sweat and if we don’t replace this loss we will become dehydrated, alcohol too can add to this dehydration. As watermelon is 91% water is the perfect and most delicious way to keep us refreshed and avoid hydration.
4.Watermelon protects and repairs the skin
As well as the powerful antioxidant Lycopene, Watermelon also contains BetaCarotene, Vitamin A and Vitamin C which all help to protect the skin through their antioxidant activity. Vitamin C is essential to Collagen production a process which can be broken down somewhat in the sun. The Zinc in the watermelon seeds will also help to repair the skin after sun exposure.
Perfect Holiday food really!
Sprinkling your watermelon with cinnamon can enhance the flavour and help to slow the release of sugar into the blood stream