Benefits of Watermelon - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/7/03

Benefits of Watermelon

Here's a sweet treat you can enjoy all you want this summer and not even feel like you're eating health food. Watermelon. Did you know it's a heavy-weight in the Lycopene department? And that Lycopene acts as an antioxidant, helping protect cells from oxygen related damage.

The Lycopene concentration in a two cup serving of watermelon tops out at about 20 milligrams, compared to another Lycopene leader the tomato. Which offers four milligrams per fresh tomato.

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