Watermelon is more than just water and sugar, it is high in lots of nutrients that are beneficial to the body.

Diced Watermelon [Good Housekeeping]
Diced Watermelon [Good Housekeeping]

Watermelon contains mineral, vitamins and antioxidants. It contains fruit sugar also known as fructose making it a perfect dessert especially during hot weathers.

So you can encourage your friend to consume more of watermelon by letting them know that it does the following to the human body:

1. It helps to fight cancer

One main content of watermelon is lycopene which helps to fight things like oxidative stress, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

2. It contains large amount of Vitamin C

Watermelon contains huge amounts of Vitamin C that helps to keep the gum and capillaries very healthy by killing any bacteria in the mouth that might cause gum diseases or gum infections.

Sliced watermelon [Heathline]
Sliced watermelon [Heathline]

3. It keeps you hydrated

Watermelon contains 90% of water making it one of the best sources of hydration. Because it is natural, it helps to increase urination without affecting or stressing the kidney.

4. Perfect pre-work out snack

Watermelon is known to be a very good source of hydration and has low fibre content, so it won’t make your tummy ache before exercise.

Watermelon also contains L-citrulline that helps to boost levels of nitric oxide in the blood to improve exercise performance hen consumed regularly.

5. It aids weight loss

Because of 90% water content, eating watermelon can fill you up quickly. And water itself speeds up metabolism and also helps to rid of fats, which all helps in healthy weight loss.