Seven Health Benefits of the Humble Watermelon
Watermelon is front-and-center in our CBD Sparkling Watermelon drink.
Designed as a summertime favorite for sunny days with friends and family, this sparkling CBD soda actually came to fruition when we learned about all of the incredible health benefits of watermelon!
Here are some things that impressed us the most about watermelon:
- May improve heart health
- Potential anti-cancer effects
- May improve exercise performance
- May reduce inflammation
- May improve skin health
So let’s dive into all of these incredible health benefits and see what’s so special about the humble watermelon!
Hydrations is the name of the game when it comes to CBD drinks. So why not pair that with an awesomely-hydrating fruit?
Hydration is important for:
- Nutrient delivery
- Organ function
- Temperature regulation
- And more!
Watermelon is made up of a whopping 92% water. A side effect of all that water- you’ll feel fuller for longer. This is why watermelon is a fruit of choice among people who are on a diet.
Next time you munch on some watermelon, know that you’re not only eating a delicious snack- you’re also helping your body perform important tasks in the process.
We all know that most fruits are jam-packed with nutrients. Watermelon is no exception, which is one of the main inspirations behind creating this sparkling CBD soda.
Watermelon is full of vitamins A and C, magnesium, and potassium. Let’s go over the health benefits of all these nutrients!
- Good for the eyes
- May lower risk of certain cancers
- Supports healthy immunity
- Has a positive impact on bone health
- Might reduce risk of chronic disease and heart disease
- May help manage high blood pressure
- Helps prevent iron deficiency
- Has the potential to boost performance while exercising
- Fights against type 2 diabetes
- Helps depression
- Can lower blood pressure
- Is anti-inflammatory
- Is an electrolyte
- Assists with blood pressure
- Normalizes water balance
- Helps muscle contraction
- Controls nerve impulses
- Aids healthy digestion
- Maintains heart rhythm
- Keeps proper pH balance
Not a short list for such an overlooked fruit!
May improve heart health
Heart disease is at the front of the pack when it comes to worldwide deaths. Luckily, lots of the nutrients in watermelon have the potential to support heart health.
Lycopene, a nutrient found in watermelon, might be able to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It may also aid in preventing oxidative damage that is a result of high cholesterol.
Another helpful nutrient in watermelon is citrulline, which is an amino acid that might increase nitric oxide levels in the body. Nitric oxide aids in the expansion of blood vessels, effectively lowering your blood pressure.
Some other vitamins and minerals in watermelon that are good for heart health include vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, and magnesium.
Incorporating watermelon into your diet can help promote heart health while indulging in some deliciousness in the process.
Potential anti-cancer effects
Many of the plant compounds found in watermelon, such as cucurbitacin E and lycopene, have potential anticancer effects. Considering how scary cancer is, that's some welcome news!
Cucurbatin E might inhibit tumor growth by removing damaged cells, such as cancer cells.
Likewise, lycopene might be associated with lower risks of some cancers, including colorectal and prostate cancers.
It works by lowering the levels of a hormone in the blood that promotes the division of cells. Cancer is created when cell division loses control.
So next time you’re drinking our sparkling CBD soda, don’t forget that we paired it with an awe-inspiring fruit!
May improve exercise performance
Citrulline is an amino acid commonly used in supplement form, but it’s also available naturally in the almighty watermelon!
Citrulline can reduce muscle soreness and improve your exercise performance. Those are some impressive benefits for a simple amino acid!
According to one study, intaking citrulline for at least a week improved aerobic performance by expanding blood vessels. When blood vessels are expanded, your heart doesn’t need to work overtime to pump blood through your body.
Other evidence points to the fact that watermelon itself might help your body recover post-exercise. Participants were given watermelon juice, and those with the watermelon drink- compared to the control group- had quicker recovery in their heart rate and lowered muscle soreness.
Our watermelon CBD beverage will be a welcomed relief after an exercise with its burst of flavors and refreshing fizz.
May reduce inflammation
Inflammation is one of the main causes of a plethora of chronic diseases.
When you combine the power of vitamin C, lycopene, and the antioxidants found in watermelon, you’ll realize that it has the potential to lower inflammation and aid oxidative damage.
A two-month-long study found that those with high inflammation, when given 500 mg of vitamin C twice a day, had a huge decrease in inflammation.
May aid skin health
By now you’re well familiar with the fact that watermelon contains vitamins A and C. But did you know they’re vital for skin health?
Vitamin C promotes collagen, keeping your hair strong and skin hydrated. It may also decrease your chance of dry skin and wrinkle development.
Vitamin A, on the other hand, helps repair and create skin cells.
Oftentimes, our CBD beverages are inspired by ingredients chocked full of health benefits. When we found out how impressive watermelons are, we knew we had to concoct a drink!
Happily sip on our refreshing CBD Sparkling Watermelon soda now that you know the amazing inspiration behind this fan-favorite.