Watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium and folic acid, but low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Besides being able to meet the needs of vitamins and minerals of nursing mothers, high water content in watermelon is also good for body fluid intake.
High vitamin A content in watermelons is beneficial for increasing vitamin A content in breast milk. Vitamin A is important for maintaining baby’s health, especially for eye health. In addition, the content of vitamin A in watermelons can increase milk production capacity.
The content of vitamin C in watermelons is beneficial for boosting the immune system. In addition to vitamin C, lycopene in watermelons also functions as an antioxidant to increase the body’s immune system.
The content of folic acid in watermelon is able to synergize with various other vitamins to reduce depression, stress and anxiety experienced by nursing mothers.
Watermelon also helps reduce high blood pressure for pregnant women and nursing mothers who suffer from high blood pressure.
But keep in mind, excessive consumption of watermelon can cause interference with the digestive tract, especially the intestine.