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Serving Size 2 cups diced pieces,

1/18 medium melon (280 g)
Amounts Per Serving % Daily Value

Calories                                   80
Calories from Fat                      0
Total Fat                                  0g 0%
Saturated Fat                          0g 0%
Cholesterol                              0mg 0%
Sodium                                    10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate                 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber                           2g 8%
Sugars                                                 25g
Protein                                     1g
Vitamin A                               20%
Vitamin C                               25%
Calcium                                   2%
Iron                                         4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutritional Facts:

* Fat-free
* Saturated fat-free
* Very low sodium
* Cholesterol-free
* A good source of vitamin A
* High in vitamin C 

The health benefits of water melon include kidney disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart care, heat stroke, macular degeneration, impotence, etc.

Given below are some health benefits of water melon:

  • Diabetes: In spite of being sweet in taste, a thick wedge will give you very few calories, since ninety nine percent of its total weight is composed of water and roughage. Moreover, the various vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium help in proper functioning of insulin in the body, thus lowering the blood sugar level. Arginine, another component found in water melons, is very effective in enhancing impact of insulin on sugar. Diabetes patients can also have curries, steaks, salads made from water melon rinds which are even lower in sugar.
  • Kidney Disorders: Water Melon contains a lot of potassium, which is very helpful in cleaning or washing off the toxic depositions in kidneys and ensures good health of kidneys. It reduces concentration of uric acid in blood, thereby reducing the chances of kidney damages and formation of renal calculi in it.
  • Heart Care: Lypocene, a carotenoid found in abundance in water melon, improves cardiac functions. Beta carotene, known for its remarkable anti oxidant and anti aging properties, also keeps you young at the heart and prevents age related cardiac problems. The roughage in water melon, its very low energy, vitamin-C, Carotenoids and potassium (potassium cuts the risk of a heart attack), help reduce cholesterol and keep your heart safe.
  • High Blood Pressure: A good amount of Potassium and magnesium, present in water melons, are very good in bringing down the blood pressure. The carotenoids present in them prevent hardening of walls of arteries and veins, thereby helping reduce blood pressure.
  • Prevent Heat Stroke: Water melon is effective in reducing your body temperature and blood pressure. Many people in the tropical regions eat the fruit daily in the afternoon during summers to protect themselves from heat stroke.
  • Macular Degeneration: Leave your worry of eyes on that beta carotene, that vitamin-C and those Lutein and Zeaxanthin. They will ensure protection of your eyes from macular degeneration. These anti oxidants will protect your eyes from other age related ailments such as drying up of eyes and optical nerves, glaucoma etc.
  • Impotence: Arginine, present in water melon, is beneficial in curing erectile dysfunctions.
  • Other Benefits: Lypocene is found to be effective in preventing cancer, prostrate growth and repair damaged tissues. Water melon seeds are rich in good fats and proteins. Water melons also contain phytonutrients which have very good effect on the health and proper functioning of internal organs, eyes, secretion system etc.
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