Watermelon is rich in many essential nutrients like vitamin A, B1, B6 & C, pantothenic acid, biotin, potassium, and magnesium. The red watermelon also contains a powerful carotenoid antioxidant known as lycopene (plant pigment that responsible for the red color of watermelon, tomatoes and pink guavas). These powerful antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals that can lead to inflammation, general sickness and chronic illnesses such as heart attack, stroke and cancer.
When choosing a watermelon, look at the red watermelon because lycopene is found only in this varieties. The redder the watermelon, the more lycopene it contains. It is a natural source of most powerful antioxidants provided by nature. It is a good source of the antioxidant vitamins C and A to protect us from diseases. It reduces the risk of dehydration.
Some of the major health benefits of Watermelons are: