If you want healthy eyes and skin, regularly consuming watermelon, which is high in vitamins A and C, can be good for you, per Web MD. Additionally, the fruit’s beta-cryptoxanthin properties can protect your joints from inflammation.
What stands out, probably the most, is how rich a source of lycopene this fruit is. It ranks number three on a list of top 10 foods highest in lycopene, under guavas and tomatoes, according to My Food Data. In addition to reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, lycopene helps with sun protection as well.
Registered dietician and board-certified specialist in renal nutrition Lauren Gleason told Kidney Foodie, “Watermelon is considered a low oxalate food, so if you’re prone to kidney stones and you’re trying to limit your oxalate intake, then watermelon is safe to eat.” Now that you know about this fruit that’s got even more potassium than the humble banana, here’s how you can enjoy it.