Watermelon is the best fruit for the long hot summer days. It’s tasty, refreshing and hydrating. But, did you know that it is very healthy as well? Its health benefits are due to the L-citruline the amino acid It contains.
According to a Spanish study, watermelon is an excellent aid when it comes to workout pains, which I thanks to the amino acid that can the excess lactic acid of the muscles and remove their soreness and itchiness after workouts.
Moreover, watermelon contains more of this acid than other fruits, with 150 mg in just 120 g of the fruit. It also contains vitamin A, B6 and C, which improve the kidney work and heart health.
When it comes to its seed, you’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t swallow them, but they also offer health benefits. The alterative Chinese medicine has used them for treating kidney stones for centuries. All you need to do is crush only 4 seeds boil them in 2 liters water and after 15 min drink the water for the kidney stones.
This fruit has almost no calories and is mostly water, minerals, vitamins and natural sugar.
Watermelon is great for detoxing the body as it contains beta carotene, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C, also iodine, malic acid, calcium, nitric acid, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, fiber and more. This amazing fruit can also stop inflammation, chronic stress, heart issues, anxiety and mental issues as well.
But it doesn’t stop here! It can prevent anemia, acne, arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, kidney stones, gallbladder issues, headaches, high body heat, cholesterol, bladder issues, bug bites, cellulite and inflammation. It works as a diuretic and can help in skin issues and burns as well!
Note that if you have diabetes or high triglycerides, eat this fruit in moderation.
The ways of consuming watermelon are endless and it’s all up to you. It will keep you in excellent shape during the summer days as it replenishes the nutrients you lose from the heat.