One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is by relishing pieces of watermelon cut with the rind or drinking a glass of freshly squeezed watermelon juice! This refreshingly tasty summertime treat is loved by people of all age groups especially kids (who need very little prompting to enjoy this amazing fruit). However, refreshing taste apart what makes watermelons a must-have in your kid’s summer diet is the amazing range of health benefits contained in them. So let us go ahead and take a look at a few of these health benefits for your kid.
- Keeps them Hydrated
A high water content of 92% makes watermelon the apt thirst quencher for your kid when they enter the house exhausted after their play. It is the fruit with the highest water content, so in addition to hydration, you also ensure your kid gets a part of their daily quota of fruits.
- Aides Digestion
In addition, watermelons contain dietary fiber which aides in the digestion process.
- Strengthens their Bones and Muscles
Watermelons are rich in Potassium and Magnesium which are vital nutrients for your kid. They work together to help strengthen the bone structure and teeth and also maintain healthy muscles and nerves.
- Improves their Immunity
Rich in Vitamin A and C which are excellent immunity boosters, watermelons work to protect your kid from infections and illnesses.
- Anti-inflammatory agent
Watermelons are an excellent source of the power-packed antioxidant Lycopene which works as an anti-inflammatory agent (works to reduce pain, swelling and other signs of inflammation). It also works to build your kid’s immunity, which in turn protects them from the risk of numerous diseases when they grow up.
- Healthy Eyesight and Skin
The presence of Vitamin A in watermelons helps in the healthy growth and development of your kid by supporting cell and soft tissue growth, while also improving vision and hydrating skin. Lycopene also helps protect the skin from sunburns.
These numerous benefits definitely make watermelons a must-have summertime treat for your kid!