Monday, August 8, 2011

Weightloss Tip - Eat Watermelon this Summer

Delicious, juicy watermelon is a terrific weightloss food and summer is the time to get watermelon in season.  Now that watermelons come in every size and are seedless, there is no reason not to enjoy them often. We all know watermelon is delicious but why is Watermelon nutrition so good for your weightloss program?

Calories in Watermelon

First of all, watermelon calories are almost non-existent. There are only 46 calories in a cup of watermelon and only two of watermelon's calories come from fat.

Watermelon Nutrition

Besides having few calories, watermelons are packed with valuable nutrients. When you give your body the nutrients it needs on a daily basis, losing weight or maintaining weight will be much easier, plus you'll be healthier and more energetic.

Watermelon nutrients:
  • Vitamins A, C and B6, B1
  • Iron
  • Calcium and Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • And fiber
Other watermelon nutrients include lycopene, the same nutrient that gives tomatoes their red color. Watermelon actually contains about double the amount of lycopene that you'll find in a tomato, even though it's tomatoes which get all the attention. Lycopene helps prevent cancers such of the breast, endometriam, lung and colon, and it's also good for your eyes, helping to prevent eye conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration.

Watermelon nutrition is great for an anti-inflammatory diet, helping to protect the body from diseases caused by inflammation such asthma, colon cancer, arthritis and diabetes. The antixoidants in watermelon also help prevent heart disease and high blood pressure.

Other Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon is also about 92% water, which makes it a real thirst quencher. The water and fiber content in watermelon, combined with the low calories make this fruity treat a real weightloss bonus! If you eat a cup of watermelon, you'll feel full so you won't want to overeat other, higher calorie foods, and you'll hydrate your body so it can cope with summer time heat.

All these things combined make watermelon a delicious weightloss food.

1 comment:

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