6 Things You Need To Know About Watermelon: From A Full Kidney Detox To Preventing Cancer


Love watermelon? Your body does too! These 15 health benefits of watermelon include the prevention of kidney disorders, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes and more. It is by far, one of the most powerful body-healing fruits out there!

Some of the best watermelon I’ve had was from Costa Rica. The fruit there is incredible, and watermelon tasted about 80% better than the stuff you buy in stores in North America. Plus, they all contained seeds, which means none of them were GMO, hybrid, or tainted in any respect. If you want to eat some tasty fruit with me down there at the Live Love Fruit Rawjuvenation Retreat, you won’t be disappointed. Raw foods, unlimited fruit and vegetables, fresh cracked coconut water, yoga, eco-adventures and so much more!

This amazing fruit is incredibly hydrating (up to 92% water) and is naturally low-fat. It is nutrient dense, and provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and crucial phytonutrients. The health benefits of watermelon are beyond anything you could ever imagine – this fruit is a true healer, and is just waiting to be eaten (so what are you waiting for?).

Here are 15 incredible health benefits of watermelon:

Effective Kidney Cleanser

Watermelon is a natural diuretic, which means that it improves the flow of urine, but doesn’t strain the kidneys (unlike alcohol and caffeine). It helps the liver process ammonia (waste from protein digestion), which eases kidney strain while getting rid of excess fluids.


Watermelon is one of the most alkalizing fruits on the planet! Eat when fully ripe to receive the highest concentration of alkalizing minerals.


Watermelon contains the compound choline, which reduces chronic inflammation. It also contains the carotenoid lycopene, which is beneficial in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals.

Reduces Cancer Risk

Loaded with antioxidants, particularly vitamin C (one of the strongest antioxidants), watermelon can help reduce free radical formation, one of the main triggers of cancer formation. Lycopene, which is highly concentrated in watermelon, has also been linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer in many different studies.

Improves Liver Function

Watermelon helps the liver process ammonia, a waste from protein digestion. Too much ammonia in the body (caused by eating too much animal protein, or other) can lead to Hepatic Encephalopathy, where the brain loses function due to a faulty liver unable to remove toxins from the blood.

Fights Heart Disease, Heart Attack and Stroke

Eating watermelon reduces pressure on the aorta and on the heart! Why? Watermelon contains the compounds arginine and citrulline, both of which reduce high blood pressure (by helping relax blood vessels) and therefore reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Lycopene is another heart-saver (and is concentrated in high amounts in watermelon), as it helps protect against heart disease.