On a hot summer day, what's better than a fresh melon? Watermelon brings summery vibes. This sweet fruit is healthy. It's high in Vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and low-sugar compared to other tropical fruits.
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Watermelon contains FODMAP fructose. People with digestive issues like IBS may need to limit FODMAPs.
Watermelon's antioxidants neutralise free radicals. Unchecked, free radicals can cause cancer.Lycopene shines. Tomatoes are a good lycopene source. Watermelon has 40% more lycopene than raw tomatoes.
Food volume contributes to satiety. So, eating more makes one feel full. High water content makes watermelon beneficial. Since it's juicy, you can eat more for fewer calories than with other fruits.
Nutrients researchers found that eating 2 cups of watermelon per day increased satiety and weight management. Comparing watermelon to isocaloric cookies. The researchers fed both groups the same number of calories from watermelon and low-fat cookies.
A recent study found that watermelon may be a migraine trigger. Watermelon, passion fruit, orange, pineapple, grape, banana, cucumber, and papaya were studied.