6 Things Watermelon Can Do for Your Body

First published July 2018

I believe your pregnant body lets you know what it needs and what it doesn’t need, hence the reason I couldn’t stand the taste or smell of coffee or wine during the first trimester. I craved red meat during my pregnancy Madelyn like a T rex, and then found out I was anemic. When I was pregnant with Lorelei, I had an incessant craving for watermelon. Based on this and nothing else, I think it must be good for you.

Here are the watermelon nutrition facts:

  1. It is a fruit, so of course it is good for you.
  2. It is almost 92% water, (aptly named) so you get hydration, and a feeling of fullness.
  3. It is low in calories.
  4. It contains fiber, which aids digestion, weight loss and is an important dietary staple for a healthy heart.
  5. It is full of vitamin C & A, contains B vitamins and potassium and magnesium. These provide you with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. Vitamins A and C are also great for your hair and nails.
  6. There is some evidence that citrulline, an amino acid in watermelon, helps muscle soreness after exercise.

On top of all the health benefits, it is such a crowd pleaser. I don’t think I ever met a kid who turned down a slice!


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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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