Watermelon contains nutrients that support heart health, like magnesium (6% DV), which helps keep the heartbeat steady.
Watermelon contains vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and other beneficial substances that may have positive health effects. They are low in saturated fat, sodium and have no added sugars or starches. This helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Watermelon is 92% water. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly. Lack of water can lead to dehydration and even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.
The main antioxidants in okra are polyphenols, including flavonoids and isoquercetin, as well as vitamins A and C. Antioxidants help protect your brain from symptoms of aging and improve cognition, learning, and memory.
Okra contains a thick gel-like substance called mucilage, which can bind to cholesterol during digestion, causing it to be excreted rather than absorbed into your body.
Researchers suggested that okra decreased sugar absorption in the digestive tract, leading to a more stable blood sugar response.
Plantains are high in fiber, which increases fullness, slows digestion, and may help manage cholesterol.
The fiber and starch found in plantains are complex carbs. Fiber and complex carbs are less processed and more slowly digested than the simple carbs found in processed foods. They keep you fuller and more satisfied for longer after a meal, which can mean less snacking on unhealthy foods.
Plantains contain a high amount of vitamin C in a single cup. This vitamin acts as an antioxidant which may help boost your immune system.