Watermelon contains nutrients that promote anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, and citrulline, a compound found in watermelon, is said to potentially promote weight loss and heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
Replace sugary fruit juices and soda with watermelon and water. Cut up half a cup of watermelon into small chunks and freeze them. Then place them into a glass and add water. The watermelon will act as ice cubes and flavor your water. You can snack on the watermelon chunks as you drink the water. There are about 110 calories in a cup of orange juice and about 120 calories in a cup of apple juice, while there are less than 50 calories in this watermelon beverage.
Reduce portion sizes during your typical meals. Eating smaller portions is one sure way to cut calories and lose weight. Watermelon can help you actually achieve this goal instead of feeling extra hungry later and bingeing. Simply add a couple servings of watermelon to your reduced-portioned meals to trick your brain into thinking you are eating just as much as you were before. In reality, you can eat as much food but are replacing higher calorie foods with watermelon. This will drastically reduce your calories without deprivation.
Eat watermelon for dessert. Watermelon contains beneficial vitamins and minerals for your health. It also contains eight percent sugar, which makes it extra enjoyable to eat. Snack on a slice or two as a sweet treat instead of high calorie cake and ice cream.