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Watermelon Juice A Health Booster

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Watermelon isn't just water and seeds. It's a rich source of an antioxidant that has protective effects against cancers and cardiovascular disease.

Is there anything nutritious in watermelon? There sure is! Watermelon is a rich natural source of lycopene, a ‘carotenoid' of great interest because of its antioxidant capacity and potential health benefits. Carotenoids are the red, orange and yellow pigments found in plants, of which beta-carotene (vitamin A) is perhaps the best known example.

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