The Diabetes Blog talks about just how wonderful watermelon and cantaloupe really are. Look:Fresh watermelon and cantaloupe are hard to beat—unless of course they invent a watermelon-cantaloupe-avocado hybrid—
While a cup of cantaloupe with only 54 calories provides more than half of your daily vitamin C requirement, a third of your vitamin A, and a healthy dose of potassium, it is your watermelon that helps reduce heart disease and certain cancer risks.This puppy would to agree. Achtung! Extreme cuteness warning issued now:
The watermelon's red flesh contains lycopene, an antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A cup is only 40 calories and eating it at room temperature supplies nearly a quarter of the 30 milligrams of daily lycopene suggested by current research.