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Watermelon: 9 benefits for your health

Watermelon: 9 benefits for your health

Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit and the most important: good for your health!

It contains only 46 calories (for 340gr) and is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and other plant-based compounds.

Discover 9 health benefits:

🔸Hydration

Watermelon is composed of 92% water, which can hydrate your body and may increase the feeling of fullness.

🔸Nutrients and beneficial plant-based compounds

Watermelon is low in calories and rich in nutrients, especially carotenoids, vitamin C and cucurbitacin E, all linked to many health benefits.

🔸Cancer prevention

According to some studies, watermelon has some compounds that may help prevent cancer, such as cucurbitacin E and Lycopene. Lycopene is associated to cancer reduction for cancers of the digestive system. Cucurbitacin E is linked to a slowdown in tumor growth.

🔸Heart health

Watermelon contains beneficial compounds for your health, such as lycopene, citrulline and other vitamins and minerals (vitamin A, B6, C, magnesium, potassium). Some studies suggest that lycopene may help reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure.

🔸Inflammation and stress

Lycopene and vitamin C are antioxidants that can treat inflammations and oxidative stress.

🔸Macular Degeneration Prevention

Lycopene, with its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, can help to keep your eyes healthy and protect you against age-related macular degeneration.

🔸Relieve muscle soreness

Eating watermelon can help relieve muscle soreness. This is why watermelon juice is a good drink after workout thanks to its high content in citrulline.

🔸Skin and hair care

Different nutrients in watermelon are good for your hair and your skin.

🔸Digestion

Watermelon is rich in fibers and water, both important for healthy digestion.

 

Weight Loss: the 8 best drinks

Weight Loss: the 8 best drinks

If your main goal is to lose weight, certain beverages are better than others. It is demonstrated that beverages such as green tea, coffee, and high-protein drinks can boost metabolism, increase the feeling of fullness, decrease hunger and encourage weight loss.

Discover here 8 beneficial drinks to include in your daily life!

🔸Green Tea

Besides its high content in antioxidants and other powerful nutrients, green tea is one of the more efficient drink when trying to lose weight! The matcha tea, a type of green tea, is particularly recommended, boosting your metabolism and encouraging fat loss.

🔸Coffee

Some studies have shown that caffeinated beverages such as coffee may burn more fat, decrease the calorie intake for the next meal and increase metabolism.

🔸Black Tea

Black tea contains antioxidants such as the polyphenols which play an important role in the weight loss. Indeed, studies demonstrated that black tea can help reduce fat and encourage weight loss.

🔸Water

Drinking a lot of water every day may help you to burn fat and decrease hunger.

🔸Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Although so far limited research has been done on the risks and benefits of apple cider vinegar, consuming a small amount may help to lose weight.

🔸Ginger Tea

Some studies on animals and humans have shown that ginger may decrease appetite, increase the feeling of fullness and increase metabolism.

🔸High-protein drinks

Protein drinks may reduce the appetite by creating a feeling of fullness. You can easily add protein powders to any drink for a quick high protein snack.

🔸Vegetable Juice

Although whole vegetables are always the better choice, drinking vegetables may be another way to encourage weight loss.

Benefits of Adding Fats to Your Daily Diet

Fats can be healthy. That’s something most us have heard but never believed. We are part of this system where in order to lose weight or be healthier, we are usually introduced to diets that are low in fat.

The problem here is that these conventional low fat diets have proven to be bad for us. Studies show that fats are not the enemy, and we should add them instead of avoiding them. One thing is certain here, our bodies need fats to work, they are its fuel.

In this post I’m going to tell you how to take advantage of fats in foods and how to use them to lose weight and get healthier.

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5 Foods to Boost Your Health

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