Most people think of watermelons as a juicy fruit which is ideal for eating – or drinking – in the hot summer months. But, did you know that it has a lot of hidden health benefits as well? Here C & M Watermelon Imports Ltd, a leading wholesale watermelon supplier in the UK, identify five key advantages of ensuring your diet contains plenty of this delicious fruit.
They Keep You Hydrated
Whether you eat it or drink it (as a juice), watermelon will keep you fully hydrated even on the hottest of days. The fruit contains almost 93% water, which allows your body to replace any moisture which has been lost from your face or body.
They Improve Your Skin
Watermelon is high in Vitamin A, which helps create and repair skin cells. The fruit also contains Vitamin C, which the body needs to produce collagen – which in turn promotes a healthy cell structure and immune system. And it works on all skin types – whether you suffer from acne or have sensitive or dry skin.
They Help Keep Disease at Bay
Watermelons are also rich in antioxidants, which help keep any ‘free radical’ compounds in your body in check. If the level of these compounds becomes too high then you could be more vulnerable to a number of diseases, including diabetes, heart problems and cancer. The antioxidants also help brighten dull skin and minimise any fine lines or wrinkles you might have.
They Reduce Inflammation
People with sensitive or acne-prone skin can also benefit from eating plenty of watermelon. This is because the fruit has anti-inflammatory effects which help to relax your skin. It can be used to reduce or treat any type of redness or inflammation – even a simple sunburn.
They Help Your Eyesight
Watermelons have a number of ingredients which ensure your eyes stay healthier for longer. Specifically, the antioxidant lycopene can help prevent any long-term damage to the retina by ‘free radicals’; some studies suggest it may also help prevent the onset of AMD, or age-related macular degeneration. And citrulline, an amino acid also found in the fruit, improves the blood flow to the eyes.
C & M Watermelon Imports Ltd – Wholesale Watermelon Supplier Across the UK
C & M Watermelon Imports Ltd import the highest quality fruit, at competitive prices, from across Europe, Africa and Asia. We can supply watermelons to all the major UK cities, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow; we have our own fleet of vehicles which can deliver within the M25, and for destinations further afield we can arrange transportation and shipping throughout the UK and Ireland. To find out more, you can call us on either 020 8345 5555, 020 8884 4678, or 07855 796 776.