Watermelon is one of the best summer snacks for sports and athletic performance. Not only does it taste great it is 90% water which means it’s great for hydration, plus it has potassium to help replenish electrolytes. In addition watermelon has ton of other benefits for athletes including :⁣

🚺Lycopene, a phytonutrient that helps prevent prostate cancer for women studies show lycopene may protect against the risk of ovarian cancer among postmenopausal women. ⁣

🧠 👶🏽 Choline,  which helps chronic inflammation and brain health. When in the presence of SAMe, choline can be used for methylation and during pregnancy choline can help cognitive function of your baby. ⁣

💪🏼L-Citrulline , an amino acid may improve athletic output through vascular function by increasing L-arginine bioavailability and nitric oxide synthesis. This means more blood flow for increased output and faster recovery! ⁣

🍆 Bonus- it has also been known to help with erectile dysfunction ⁣

💊 Cucurbitacin E which blocks the activity of the pain and inflammation- the same enzyme blocked by COX-2 inhibitor drugs (NSAIDs) One study found that men who drank natural unpasteurized watermelon juice prior to their workouts had reduced muscle soreness 24 hours later compared to those who drank a placebo.⁣

🍉 Carbohydrates, a tasty way to replenish your glycogen post workout!⁣

If you are feeling up to it, put the rind in the blender and make a smoothie- it contains more L- citrulline that the red fleshy part of the watermelon.