Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, I love me some watermelon! The following are three great health reasons to eat more of this juicy fruit:
1. It's loaded with lycopene. Watermelon juice actually gave tomato juice a run for the money in a recent study of lycopene levels. That’s good news for your body, because early research suggests that lycopene may be a cancer crusher.
2. It can make your skin pretty. Watermelon is loaded with a key compound credited with helping skin's healing and regenerative processes.
3. It's practically calorie-free. With fewer than 50 calories in every cup, watermelon is a smart way to satisfy a sweet tooth. And with a whopping 141 grams of water per cubed cup, watermelon will keep you hydrated, too.