Forget about coconut water, as we already have a new star in the field of healthy lifestyle: watermelon water. With a very simple formula, which implies just two ingredients (cold pressed watermelon juice and a dash of lemon), this drink seems to have achieved the equilibrium between nutritional intake and a delicious taste. Still, what are the effects on your body?
It helps you recover after sport
Watermelon water not only keeps hydration levels, but it also contributes to your body’s recovery after a prolonged session of sport. With a high concentration of electrolytes (especially potassium) than generic sports drinks, watermelon water is idea to help restoring electrolyte balance after a fitness session. A portion of 300 milliliters contains almost a third of the RDA of potassium.
It’s loaded with antioxidants and vitamins
Antioxidants are crucial in the fight against free radicals, and watermelon water comes with an entire army of them: lycopene, vitamin C and vitamin A. Rich in lycopene, in particular, is considered a real health elixir, with the potential to fight against cellular aging and protecting the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays.
Ir protects your cardiovascular system
Cold pressed watermelon juice (alongside beetroot juice) is a powerful ally for athletes, but not only due to its high potassium content. Watermelon contains L-citruline, an amino acid that the body converts into L-arginine, which serves to relaxing the vascular system and improving circulation.
With so many benefits on your health, we can not think of any reason why you shouldn’t include watermelon water in your daily diet. However, let’s not forget that watermelon contains a lot of sugar itself, so make sure you don’t drink too much of this delicious water!