In this Living Juice Ingredient Spotlight, we're featuring the main ingredient in our newest juice...WATERMELON MINT! Living Juice's newest flavor includes watermelon, lime and mint. The sweet and hydrating taste of watermelon is what makes this delicious fruit perfect for warm summers.
More than just hydration
While it's true that watermelon is 92% water, this fruit has more to offer than just hydration. This delicious, low calorie fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- B Vitamins (B1, B5 and B6)
Health Benefits of Watermelon
Vitamins A, B6, C and potassium are all known for their benefits to the heart, and can all be found in watermelon! Lycopene, which is commonly associated with tomatoes, can also be found in watermelon and has been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Small studies have also found that lycopene is associated with thinner and less stiff artery walls.
Lifestyle factors, such as exercise and a healthy, balanced diet, also play a key role in heart health.
Healthy Hair and Skin
Vitamins A and C in watermelon are responsible for the fruit's benefits to hair and skin. Vitamin A is key for healthy, moisturized skin, as it helps create and repair skin cells. Vitamin C aids in the production of collagen, a crucial protein needed for strong hair and supple, tight skin.
The high water content of watermelon not only makes it refreshing, but combined with the natural fiber of the fruit, can help improve digestion.
Watermelon juices are a popular recovery drink choice for athletes! This is due to citrulline, an amino acid found in watermelon. Studies have shown that citrulline can help reduce muscle soreness and improve heart rate recovery. Even more interesting, these studies found that the body absorbed citrulline more efficiently when the watermelon was juiced.
Enjoy some refreshing watermelon juice today!
Living Juice's newest flavor, Watermelon Mint, combines the hydrating and sweet flavor of watermelon with refreshing mint and bright lime for the perfect juice all summer long. Try this brand new flavor today!