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Watermelon:Health & Nutrition Benefits
« on: April 15, 2010, 11:18:11 PM »
Watermelons, being rich in potassium, help keep salt from raising blood pressure and might diminish the risk of kidney stones also.
It  strengthen the immune system and help the body in fighting off infection.
Watermelon is a very concentrated source of the carotenoids, which have been credited with cancer-preventing properties.
It helps the body in neutralizing free radicals and thus, diminishes the risk of colon cancer.
The antioxidants in watermelons help reduce the risk of heart attack in individuals. 
Watermelons have been associated with reducing the airway spasm that occurs in asthma.
The beta carotene present in water melon helps keeps your vision sharp, especially at night.
Watermelons have been linked with easing inflammation and preventing the occurrence of diabetes.

Nutritional Value of Watermelon
Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 100 gm of watermelon:
Calcium - 7 mg
Carbohydrate - 7.55 gm
Fats - 0.15 gm
Fluoride - 1.5 mcg
Iron - 0.24 mg
Magnesium - 10 mg
Phosphorus - 11 mg
Potassium - 112 mg
Protein - 0.61 gm
Sodium - 1 mg
Sugars - 6.20 gm
Total Dietary Fiber - 0.4 gm
Total Folate - 3 mcg
Vitamin A - 569 IU
Vitamin C - 8.1 mg
Water - 91.45 gm
Energy - 30 kcal
Carotenoids (Lycopene, Phytofluene, Phytoene, Beta-Carotene, Lutein and Neurosporene) 

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