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Summer's coming but watermelon has health perks all year round

Watermelon relaxes stomach lining for someone who is nauseous. (Sources: Whole Foods Market, Medical News Today, Healthy and Natural World, Watermelon.org)
Watermelon relaxes stomach lining for someone who is nauseous. (Sources: Whole Foods Market, Medical News Today, Healthy and Natural World, Watermelon.org)
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Watermelon is gorgeous to look at and tastes as good as it appears. In addition to watermelon being a red "hello" to summer months, they're sold all year round in grocery stores. But fruit lovers can tell the difference in texture and sweetness in the summer time versus the other three seasons. Check out the gallery below to find out the health perks of watermelon, including helping the immune system, fighting infections and its influence on potassium to guard against cramps.

A view of the Grilled Watermelon, Goat cheese, Basil hors d'oeuvres at the launch of the new fifth floor event space at The International Culinary Center on April 7, 2011 in New York City.
Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for International Culinary Center Catering & Events

(Sources: Healthy and Natural World, Medical News Today, Watermelon and Whole Foods Market.)

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