Made up of 92% water, watermelon is a perfect workout companion for refueling, rehydrating and recovering before, during and after a workout - necessary for peak performance.
Essential for overall health is fluid replacement especially in the summertime when both your body and outdoor temperatures rise. Watermelon is an excellent source of Lycopene, an antioxidant which has been researched for reducing the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and aiding in sun protection from harmful UV rays. Lycopene in high doses is responsible for giving watermelon its vibrant red pigment.
This sweet, tasty summertime fruit is also boosting your health with essential vitamins:
Vitamin A - Important for optimal eye health.
Vitamin B6 - Assists the immune system to produce antibodies needed to fight many diseases and also helps to break down protein.
Vitamin C - Bolsters the immune systems fight against viruses and infections.
A two cup serving of watermelon is also a good source of potassium, keeping muscle cramps under control.
Cholesterol free, fat free and only 80 calories for a two cup serving will keep you lean and mean!