8 Reasons Why You Should Eat Watermelon Everyday

2. Contains nutrients and beneficial plant compounds

With only 49 calories per cup, watermelon is one of the lowest fruits in calories. However, a cup (154 grams) of watermelon, has many other nutrients as well, including:

Vitamin C: 21% of the RDI
Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI

Watermelon is also high in carotenoids. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.


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