4 Reasons to Love Watermelon

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Hi, I'm Dr. Kevin Soden. If you love watermelon, you're onto a good thing. This refreshing Summer time favorite is a nutritional super star too. Here are four reasons to add it to your shopping list. Watermelon helps keep your arteries clear. Early reasearch suggest that watermelon juice reduces body fat, lowers LDL cholesterol, and the biggest effect, it cleans heart threatening plaque from your arteries.

It drops your blood pressure and boost circulation. Watermelon is one of the few food sources of cytrulline, a protein that may lower systolic blood pressure by as much as nine points. That's enough to prevent full brown hypertension. Watermelon is loaded with lycopene, this potent plant polyphenol start defend off heart disease and some cancers. Cup for cup, watermelon has 40% more lycopene than tomatoes.

It's naturally low in calories. You get all those great benefits and flavor for just 48 calories per cup. That's a lot of punch for a sweet fruit. I'm Dr. Kevin Soden. For more ways to nourish your health, watch all our smart tips, right here.