Well, apparently it was all lies.
LIES, LIES I TELL YOU!!
Studies have proven that Watermelon may have usurped the throne to don the crown.
I don't really like watermelons and am allergic to bananas so this entry will be so little about me that you shouldn't be surprised if I have stopped writing it before it is done...
Let's get nerdy, shall we?
Watermelon is a member of the Cucurbitaceae Family* and, in addition to tasting great, is a fantastic source of nutrients and is concentrated in important, powerful antioxidants (not to mention, at 92% water, a power house source of hydration). The warm weather treat is an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of vitamin A (notably through its concentration of beta-carotene).
The antioxidants found in Watermelon run through the body, neutralizing substances in us like free radicals that can cause damage to...well, your insides. In "my English", the good things fight against
the bad things. It can battle things like cholesterol, risk of asthma attacks, inflammation that
occurs due to osteoarthritis, arthritis and joint damage amongst other things.
Eating this wonderfood (I made up that word I think) has been proven to reduce the risk of colon cancer, risk of heart disease and battle symptoms of asthma.
The one thing that I have found as the attribute that's made everyone's ears perk up more than anything this year is how good it is for your skin. Watermelon is such a good source of natural hydration (it's 92% water) that it keeps your skin healthy and clear and can fight aging.
Cucurbitaceae Family: The family that consists of edible gourds (such as other foods including cantaloupe, squash and pumpkin) and other plants that grow on vines on the ground.