Watermelon a nutritious food. It is interesting to note that a major portion of this fruit contains 95% water, but still, this refreshing fruit is so delicious and soaked with a lot of nutrients.
Each bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6, and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants, and amino acids. There’s even a modest amount of potassium, it is fat-free and very low in sodium.
“Foods that are high in antioxidants and amino acids allow your body to function optimally,” said Angela Lemond, a Plano, Texas-based registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Antioxidants help prevent damage and cancer. Amino acids are the basic building block for protein, and protein is used in virtually every vital function in the body.”