1. When you’ve had one too many summer shandies…

The Times of India ranked watermelon as its #1 hangover cure. The melon provides water and nutrients, which your body needs when you’ve overindulged. Try blending cubed watermelon with cucumber, Kombucha, lime juice, mint leaves and water.

2. When your body needs a good cleansing…

Available throughout the year, watermelon is ideal for cleansing. A watermelon detox helps your body by removing body toxins that are slowing down your metabolism. It's always a good idea to check with your doctor or health care provider before starting a cleanse.

3. When you're feeling unbalanced…

A two-cup serving of watermelon contains impressive levels of vitamins A, B6 and C. Watermelon also serves as a valuable source of potassium, a mineral necessary for water balance. Potassium can also help fight muscle cramps.

4. When your jeans feel a little too tight…

Compared to many other foods, watermelon doesn't cost much and it can help you lose weight. A one cup serving of watermelon is under 50 calories. Watermelon is recommended by the American Council on Exercise as a good choice of diet food.

5. When you can’t quench your thirst…

At 92 percent water, the picnic favorite is a great choice for staying hydrated during hot summer months. For a tasty treat during extreme temperatures, prepare a refreshing watermelon smoothie or sherbet.

6. When you need a jumpstart…

Watermelon provides a high amount of citrulline. Citrulline makes arginine, which boosts nitric oxide, improving blood flow and helping fight hypertension.

7. When you’re craving a new skin care regimen…

According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable. Lycopene helps slow down the effect of aging caused by the oxidation in your body that causes wrinkles and blemishes. Lycopene has also been researched for its potential role in reducing the risk of various cancers, heart disease and skin protection from harmful UV rays.

8. When your liver needs a boost…

Watermelon contains glutathione, which helps boost liver function. Glutathione has been described as the body's most powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent.

9. When you overdose on salt…

Watermelon can help fight inflammation, which contributes to conditions like diabetes, colon cancer, asthma and arthritis. Try a ripened wedge at mealtime, or mix things up with a watermelon salad, soup or tomato salsa.