Watermelons are perfect thirst-quenchers for a hot summer’s day. Containing 90% water, it is perfect as a diuretic and for dealing with heat-related illnesses.

This juicy fruit is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as minerals like potassium.

Containing many powerful antioxidants, the fresh juice of the watermelon is alkalizing to the body. This is extremely useful if you have been consuming much acid-forming foods like meat and dairy.

Some have also used watermelons for lowering blood pressure naturally.

[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California:

Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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