IT is an open fact that everyone living on the surface of the earth desires to live a healthy life fruits generally contribute to healthy living.
It plays a vital role in fighting against diseases in the body.
Watermelon is a member of the large family of fruits. If you have ever tasted watermelon it will not surprise you why this juicy, refreshing fruit bears the name, watermelon. It has an extremely high water content approximately 92% giving its flesh a juicy and thirst quenching texture.
As a member of cucurbitaceous family the watermelon is related to the cantaloupe, squash puropin, cucumber and gourd which grow on the ground. Watermelon can be round or spherical in shape and feature thick green skin that often spotted or striped.
Watermelon is one of the most refreshing thirst quenching fruit available all round.
It is not only delicious but also very nutritious fruit. Deep red varieties of watermelon have displaced the tomato as the lycopene king.
According to the nutritional watermelon promotion board, lycopene is fat soluble meaning that it needs certain fats in the blood for better absorption by the body watermelon not only consists of 92% water but 8% sugar.
Watermelon provides a cool, hydrating and sweet treat to the body especially during the dry and harmattan season.
Watermelon is a juicy refreshing thirst quenching, delicious and healthy fruits, its importance to life cannot therefore, be overemphasised.
It is   a fruit that can be an important part of a daily diet. The watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C; it also contains vitamin B6 which the body uses for the production of energy they are fruits that makes our eyes to look bright.
Other health benefits of watermelon to the body include.
Kidney disorder
Watermelon contains a lot of potassium, which is very helpful in cleaning or washing out the toxic deposition in the kidneys. Moreover it is helpful in reducing the concentration of uric acid in the blood, thereby reducing the chances of kidney damage and the formation of renal calcium in that organ.
Prevent heat stroke
Watermelon is effective in reducing both your body temperature and blood pressure many people in the tropical regions eat this fruit (watermelon) everyday in the afternoon during the hamattan season to protect themselves from heat stroke.
High blood pressure
The good amount of potassium and magnesium that is present  in the watermelon is very beneficial in terms of bringing down blood pressure the carotenoids  present  in these fruit (watermelon) also present hardening of artery walls and veins, thereby helping to reduce blood pressure and the chances of blood clots, strokes, heart attacks and atherosclerosis.
Prevent cancer
Lycopene significantly reduce the risks of prostate,  breast, colon, lung and endometrial cancer. All in all, between the antioxidant potential of vitamin C and the impact of lycopene watermelon is a great anti-cancer fruit.
Diabetic patients who are supposed to have a low energy and low sugar diet often complain about starling since they don’t get to eat their staple diets, which give them a feeling of being half fed.
Watermelon can be a good supplement for them. In spite of being sweet in taste, a thick wedge will give you very few calories, since ninety-nine percent of its total weight is composed of water and roughages. The various vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium help in proper functioning of insulin in the body thus lowering the blood sugar level. Argentine, another component found in watermelon is very effective at enhancing the impact of insulin on blood sugar. Diabetic patients can also have curries, steaks and salads made from watermelon rinds, which are even lower in sugar.
Muscular degeneration
Eating plenty of watermelon can help to protect the eyes from mascular degeneration because between the beta carotene, vitamin C intein and zeaxanthin, your eyes are well protected they will ensure protection of your eyes from age related blindness and degeneration and these antioxidants will protect your eyes from other age-related ailments such as drying up of eyes and optical nerves, as well as glaucoma.
Argentine present in watermelon is beneficial in curing erectile dysfunction and the stimulating nature of the chemical can boost libido, reduce frigidity and queue a kick start to your love life, after you enjoy a few slices of watermelon together.
However, it is wise to always eat at least a slice of watermelon daily as this would go a long way in living a healthy life as well as boosting energy and fighting against internal and external diseases in the body.
Watermelon is also important to life because they bring great joy to college students.
We get good clean water from watermelon, this is one of the main reasons to eat it.

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