As the temperature begins to rise, it’s time to make way for foods that will keep you cool and refreshed. And the first such food that comes to mind is a sweet, hydrating watermelon. Whether you simply bite into a slice or blend it for a smoothie, this fruit is the perfect treat for warmer days.

What’s interesting is that a watermelon is not just limited to being a refreshing snack, it has way too many benefits, including weight loss. Here is why you should be eating more of this fruit:

Gives You Less Calories And Fats: Watermelon boasts of a high water content, which means it has less calories. Eating about a cup of this fruit will give you barely 46 calories and less than one gram of fat.

Keeps You Full: Watermelon makes for a great snack that can calm those restless hunger pangs without you loading you up on extra calories. Each wedge contains about five percent of your daily recommended amount of fiber, which can keep you satiated and can slow down digestion. Since it is filled with water, it prolongs the feeling of fullness too.

Beats Water Retention & Bloating: When your body is dehydrated, it tends to retain water, which causes bloating. Since watermelon contains 92 percent of water, it keeps you well-hydrated and reduces fluid retention.

So if you’re looking for a delicious snack that does not strain your weight loss efforts, pick this natural fruit.

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After pursuing her Masters in Journalism, Vanessa got her first big job as a health writer and since then, she has never switched paths. She has always been intrigued by the wonders of a holistic lifestyle, and believes it was destiny that led her to writing for the wellness industry. In her natural state, you can find her tucked under a blanket watching an Indie film, or reading obsessively. At Z Living, she writes about food trends and other daily life expeditions.