Is Watermelon Healthy? Plus More Summer Myths Explained
Myth #3. Watermelon’s tasty, but not terribly nutritious.
The Truth: Even though watermelon is very watery (read: hydrating) and low in calories (only 46 per cup!), it packs a healthy nutrition punch. In addition to some vitamin C (20% of the Daily Value per cup), watermelon delivers lycopene—the same red-tinged antioxidant found in tomatoes, linked to a lower risk of certain cancers.