Know why watermelon is good for health!

Who doesn't like to eat watermelon? Well, everyone does and there is nothing better than juicy and thirst quenching red slices of watermelon in the hot season. 

Updated: Sep 11, 2016, 00:05 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Who doesn't like to eat watermelon? Well, everyone does and there is nothing better than juicy and thirst quenching red slices of watermelon in the hot season. The fruit is not only delicious but also very nutritious and gives many health benefits to our body.

Here are the benefits of watermelon:

Reduces body fat

This juicy fruit contains citrulline, an amino acid that converts into arginine with help from the kidneys and further reduces the accumulation of fat in our fat cells.

Good for eyes

Watermelon contains rich source of vitamin A in it that helps produce pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related macular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness.

Heart care

The organic pigments found in the fruit improves heart functions and prevents age-related cardiac problems.

Prevents heat stroke

Watermelon contains high amount in it that helps in reducing both your body temperature and blood pressure and also prevents from heat stroke.

Helps heal wounds and check other skin problems

The fruit is packed with the amino acid citrulline. It speeds the delivery of white blood cells to injury sites and spurs the growth of new skin tissue.