The Bottom Line: Delicious facts about watermelon!
The Full Story:
- Watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable
- You can eat watermelon rind and seeds
- Watermelon juice can relieve muscle soreness
- Not only does it quench your thirst, it can also quench inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.
- Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide.
- Watermelon is an ideal health food because it doesn’t contain any fat or cholesterol, is high in fiber and vitamins A & C and is a good source of potassium.
- Pink watermelon is also a source of the potent carotenoid antioxidant, lycopene. These powerful antioxidants travel through the body neutralizing free radicals.
- Early explorers used watermelons as canteens