4 Delicious Health Benefits Of Watermelon In Honor Of National Watermelon Day

by Imani Brammer

If you always looked at watermelon as simply a fruit to cool you down and fill you up in the summertime, then honey, you're in for an even more delicious treat. It turns out there are a ton of health benefits associated with watermelon for your body to enjoy. And what better time to reap those benefits than today, on National Watermelon Day, amirite?

Here are four of those tasty perks you can enjoy as you celebrate this fruit today, and every other day, because we all know watermelon is the queen of all fruits.

1. Watermelon Will Revitalize Your Skin

Yep, watermelon isn't just super juicy, tasty, and refreshing -- it'll also give you beautiful skin!

The fruit contains collagen, which helps to keep your skin looking radiant and supple. Plus, as a source of vitamin A, watermelon helps to minimize pores and oil in the skin.

You can choose to apply watermelon topically or eat it the way you normally would, but with such a delicious, mouth-watering fruit, I always prefer the latter.

2. Watermelon Seed Oil Promotes Hair Growth

Who knew watermelon seeds are good for literally anything other than spitting them out?!

Apparently, watermelon seed oil is totally a thing, and it's fantastic for moisturizing your scalp, as the oil is so light that it doesn't clog your pores and won't leave your locks feeling greasy and gross.

Watermelon seed oil is also loaded with antioxidants to strengthen your strands, and the fruit's fatty acids help repair breakage, as well.

Would someone go fetch me those seeds I spit out just a minute ago? I kind of need them back, like, now.

3. Eating Watermelon May Enhance Your Sex Life

Turns out, if you want to set the scene for the perfect night in with your partner, you might benefit from having a platter of watermelon beside you (hear me out, guys).

Watermelon is high in phytonutrients and amino acids like citrulline, beta-carotene, and lycopene, which all help to improve sexual stamina. Plus, the citrulline in watermelon increases the amount of nitric acid in the body, which in turn increases blood flow and sexual arousal.

4. Eating Watermelon Keeps You Regular

Yes, I'm talking about your poop.

This is because watermelon is pretty much 99 percent water, and a little extra dose of H2O helps to keep your bowels moving.

With that said, if you find yourself feeling constipated AF but you hate drinking a lot of water, then a couple slices of watermelon should do the trick.