With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to debut a delicious Living Juice cold-pressed refresher. Our new Watermelon Juice is guaranteed to fend off the summer heat with a mouthwatering blend of watermelon, lime and mint. No preservatives, additives, or extra sugars is the cherry on top. Something so good deserves a proper introduction, so let’s look at some of the health benefits of watermelon.
That our bodies need adequate water to operate optimally is a fact of life. Watermelon itself is 92% water, so aside from just drinking H20, the fruit is a great way to stay fueled up during the day. All that water means watermelon is extremely low in calories at just 46 calories per cup.
Citrulline is an amino acid widely available as a supplement, and this mouth-watering fruit can aid in reducing muscle soreness following a period of strenuous exercise. One study showed that by giving athletes plain watermelon juice, watermelon juice mixed with citrulline or a citrulline drink alone. Both watermelon drinks resulted in markedly reduced muscle soreness and quicker heart rate recovery, compared to the supplement on its own. The end result is that watermelon may help in absorbing citrulline, and therefore could be a valuable tool for recovery.
Watermelon, like many fruits, contains loads of powerful compounds that help to stave off disease. One study found a link between the high levels of the compound lycopene found in watermelon and a lowered risk for digestive cancers. Lycopene lowers insulin-like growth factor (IGF), a protein involved in the rampant cell division that characterizes cancer. Other compounds in watermelon like cucurbitacin E have been investigated for their promising ability to inhibit cancerous tumor growth.
The Simple Truth
Other than chemical and biological benefits, watermelon is simply tasty. It’s the perfect warm-weather snack, and with our new Watermelon Living Juice, you can get it combined with the perfect complements of mint and lime. Grab a bottle and enjoy!