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Is Watermelon Healthy? Plus More Summer Myths Explained (Page 4)

Watermelon

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.

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