Dr. Avnish Jolly ,18 June:One can almost taste the sweet red flesh and feel the fruit’s succulent juices dripping down your chin. One 2-cup serving of diced watermelon contains loads of vitamins A and C, no fat and only 80 calories. It’s also packed with lycopene, an antioxidant that may aid in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Nutrition experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center say you shouldn’t fret if your seed doesn’t arc its way into the watermelon seed-spitting record books. The fleshy fruit is a nutritional award-winner on its own.
Lona Sandon, assistant professor , clinical nutrition , UT Southwestern and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Shared watermelon is a great fruit to help you hydrate and cool down in the summer heat and also, since it’s mostly made up of water, pureed watermelon makes a refreshing drink.