Watermelon can help you in so many ways and I don't think many of us realize the effects it has on our overall health. Watermelon can help you lose weight, replace body fluids, prevent prostate cancer and provide a vital chemical called lycopene that fights free radicals. The body constantly produces free radicals as a normal part of metabolism. The chemicals are highly reactive and can bind with vital molecules in cell membranes, energy centers and genetic material triggering disease, genetic damage, inflammation and aging.
Lycopene--found in abundance in watermelon (15 to 30 milligrams per two-cup serving)- is one of the most powerful antioxidants in existence. It has the power to bind with cell-destroying free radicals, rendering them harmless. Watermelon is high in fiber, vitamins A, B6 and C. It tastes wonderful and contains few calories...so you can eat all you want. In fact, the more you eat, the less fattening food you can eat, so you end up losing weight.
Watermelon.org, May 2006.