Summer will never be complete without a slice of watermelon that all of us love to eat. And now, according to studies, each slice of such fruit can help us avoid cancer, heart disease, problems with vision and much more.
Probably you have heard about the benefits of lycopene to our health. Yes, water melon contains lycopene and because of this, watermelon is considered a very nutritious fruit. Lycopene is an antioxidant which can be seen in red or orange fruits and vegetables such as watermelon and tomato. According to experts, the watermelon contains lots of lycopene than any fruit and vegetables - even the tomato itself.
According to the study, women consume the 30mg of lycopene per day are five times far from danger caused by cervical cancer. It can also help prevent skin, lung, breast, stomach and other types of cancer by up to 40%. The good this is, just two slices of watermelon can provide 30mg of lycopene.
The watermelon is a heart-healthy snack. Why? It is zero in fat and cholesterol. It’s lycopene contents are also heart friendly. It can help prevent stroke and other heart related diseases.
There are some people who suffer from cataract. But, according to doctors, avoiding the problem may be as simple as increasing content consumption of gluthathione, beta carotene, zeaxanthin luteinat - anti oxidants which are all available in every cut watermelon. In fact, according to experts, the watermelon contains gluthatione in every bite. Studies also show that the people who consume watermelon every day are seven times far at risk of having eye problems.