I eat watermelon almost everyday for breakfast (when real seeded ones are available) sometimes with oatmeal, other fruits, or just by itself. Watermelon has 20% your daily intake of vitamin c and 17% of vitamin a needed daily. It also contains dietary fiber for digestive health, as well as potassium which helps regulate the blood pressure.
Watermelon has 1.5 times the amount of licopene than a tomato has, which helps fight heart disease and certain types of cancer. It contains a natural substance known as citrulline that improves artery function, again helping blood pressure. Like most fruits, watermelon is a product of a seed-producing plant and has a sweet taste, but it also traced back to the squash, pumpkin, cucumber family. This makes the watermelon a fruit and a vegetable! That's why you can also eat the rind, I usually blend it into a drinkable form. It's a great hydrator seeing that it's 92% water.
Watermelon is my favorite food, period, whether they're big, small, oval, round, red, or yellow. I think a lot of us don't really enjoy and appreciate this wonderful and very beneficial fruit/vegetable for what it's worth because of the negative stereotypes associated with Black people and watermelon, but with a little more education (I've done several posts on this subject) and realizing these stereotypes were based on hatred and fear, not facts, more of us should embrace this wonderful food for its historical and health benefits. #EducateUrself #Watermelon #FruitAndVeggie #YouGoneGetDisWork