We all love watermelon, especially in the hot, summer days. It’s extremely refreshing, but at the same time it offers many health benefits. Watermelon contains L-citrulline, an amino acid that reliefs the pain in the muscle after intense exercise.
According to a Spanish study, L-citrulline stimulates the removing of excess lactic acid from the muscles and reliefs the musclebound and itchiness that often appear after a workout.
Watermelons contain 150g. of L-citrulline in 120g. of fruit which is more than any other fruit. It is also rich in vitamin A, B6 and C which make it great for regulating the kidneys function and the blood pressure.
Watermelon seeds fight against kidney stones
The watermelon seeds are also extremely healthy. For centuries, watermelon seeds have been used in the alternative medicine in China to cure kidney stones. They are abundant in minerals such as magnesium and potassium that can cure these kinds of health issues. It’s very simple – you need to put 2l. of water in a pan and add 4 watermelon seeds. Then boil the mixture for around 15 minutes. Leave it to sit until it’s cool and drinks the mixture to treat your kidney stones.
Another good news is that watermelon doesn’t contain calories and it’s abundant in water, vitamins, and minerals that help you survive the hot, summer days.
Watermelon contains high amounts of water, which make it great body cleanser. It is also rich in beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C, nitric and malic acid, iodine, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, protein, and fiber. Watermelon can stop chronic inflammations and heart issues. Moreover, it fights against chronic stress and anxiety and at the same time. It boosts your mental capacity.
Furthermore, watermelon is en excellent diuretic because of its high content of water, which helps in cases of skin problems and burns. Also, it balances the pH value and cleanses the blood vessels of the unhealthy fat deposits thus keeping the health of the cardiovascular system. This fruit prevents acne, headaches, high body temperature. Insect bites and cellulite. Moreover, it helps in the fight against some more serious health problems such as anemia, arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, kidney stones, blader problems and increased cholesterol levels.
It should be noted that despite the many beneficial effects, watermelon should be consumed in moderation by diabetic people or people with high triglycerides.
How to best consume watermelon
Cold watermelon is best for eating, especially in the summer in order to increase the vitamin and mineral levels in your body. Also, you can make a juice of it and additionally, combine it with other fruit juices. It’s extremely tasty and you’ll enjoy its full beneficial effects.