Watermelon has more lycopene than raw tomatoes and works to increase your body’s internal sunscreen. Lycopene boosts the skin’s sun protection in addition to fighting radiation damage, helping to prevent the skin’s again process.
What about watermelon’s sugar content? While watermelon derives most of its calories from natural sugar, its fiber and nutrient profile make it a perfect summertime snack! Plus its glycemic load is low, due to its water content, so enjoy a slice or two!
You can even eat the rind and seeds, which are a great source of citrulline, an amino acid that may relieve post-workout muscle soreness. Citrulline is good for the heart and immune system, too! Who knew?