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    watermelon-caloires Watermelon calories usually account for about 2% of the whole fruit which is a remarkably small percentage. It is mainly high in antioxidants like lycopene which is thought to aid in preventing cancer and heart diseases. This is a strong indicator of why you should include watermelon in your diet if you wanted to live a healthy lifestyle. Apart from quenching thirst, watermelons also quench the inflammations that are largely responsible for diabetes, arthritis, colon cancer, asthma and atherosclerosis. Watermelons contain no cholesterol and are low on fat. Most of the watermelon calories come from the fructose and sucrose which gives the watermelon sweet taste. Glucose is also found in watermelon and gives us energy. Watermelon is a source of magnesium and potassium required by the body for healthy and strong bones. Magnesium and potassium will also aid in strengthening your immune system assisting in the fighting of diseases. The freshest watermelons are considered to be the healthiest. This would mean that any person looking to buy a watermelon should always go for the fresh ones. There are also low watermelon calories in fresh watermelons than in those exposed to heat or those preserved or tinned. The preserved or tinned melons usually have high watermelon calories and are thus not suitable for anyone looking for low calorie fruits. In addition, the fresh watermelons are also sweet as compared to the preserved melons. There are 50 calories in one cup of watermelon which is about 160 grams. This is a remarkably small number as compared to other fruits. This is, in addition to many other nutrients. I cup of watermelon would contain nutrients such as 50 calories, 1 gram of protein, 0 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 0.5 grams of fiber, 12 milligrams of vitamin c, 5 grams of fructose, 11 milligrams of calcium, 2 milligrams of sodium, 170 milligrams of potassium, 6889 micrograms of lycopene, 865 IU of vitamin A and 461 micrograms of beta carotene. This is a clear indicator of how nutritious a watermelon is. The great advantage of this diet would obviously be the fact that there are no fats and that the calorie content is super-low. It is, therefore, suitable to eat a watermelon as it has high nutritional value and it are able to keep you full without the fear of weight-gain. It is clear from this analysis that the watermelon is suitable for all people because; it helps people loss weight, reduce the chances of diabetes, cancer or heart disease also fight off illnesses. Watermelon calories will, therefore, be helpful to ensure that you have enough energy and avoid the tired feeling as well as keeping you healthy.

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