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Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum Recommends Watermelon As Part Of A Healthy And Balanced Diet

by Chris Holden - April 12th, 2019.
Filed under: Doctor, Doctors, Health, Health and Disease, Health Issue, Healthcare, Healthcare Services, Medical, Medical Expert, Medical Innovator, Medicine, People, Surgery.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum serves Bronxcare Health System as the Chairman of orthopedics. He specializes in surgery for joints including hip replacements, shoulders and knees. The focus of his practice is correcting bones, ligaments and muscles. He solves the issues of his patients including New York high school, college and professional sports players. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is also experienced with reconstructing broken, splintered and cracked bones.

Watermelon is a delicious fruit in the summer and spring. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum recommends eating this healthy fruit for numerous reasons. There are only nine grams of sugar and the fruit contains both nutrients and vitamins. The color of watermelon comes from lycopene. According to Isabel Smith Nutrition, this makes watermelon a good part of a healthy diet.

Although oranges and strawberries are known for being rich in vitamin C, so is watermelon. Thirty percent of the vitamin C required by every individual daily is found in just one wedge of watermelon. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum also advises his patients to enjoy watermelon as an excellent workout snack due to the hydration benefits. Watermelon also contains potassium and a lot of fiber.

A lot of people consider carbohydrates negative. According to Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, carbohydrates are good for the body. They are necessary to replace the glycogen the body loses while working out. This is another reason watermelon is an excellent snack after a workout. Watermelon is important for the heart. According to studies, the build up of lycopene in the heart can be prevented by consuming watermelon. It also lowers the risk of heart disease by decreasing blood pressure.

Watermelon is important for hydration. Approximately twenty percent of the body’s water intake is derived from food. Watermelon is a healthy and delicious dessert. It contains less sugar than most fruit and is low in calories.

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