Watermelon is well-known for its refreshing effect, especially when is hot in summer, consuming it preferable cold, gives you instant freshness and hydration. You can consume watermelon as much as you want, as it is low in calories but rich with minerals and vitamins. As it is rich with juice, easily detoxifies the body and restores all its lost fluids and minerals.
However, there is an unknown fact when watermelon’s seeds are concerned. Usually we spit them or remove them before we start to eat it. But, they are extremely beneficial for our body health, as a result of high amounts of potassium and magnesium. Just crush and ground 4 tablespoons of fresh watermelon seeds, boil them in 2 litres of water for 15 minutes. For centuries the Chinese used them as a kidney stones treatment.
Watermelons are abundant in vitamin C, A, B6, and magnesium, thus promoting heart health, normalizing blood pressure and the functions of the kidneys.
This amazing refreshing fruit is also high in an amino acid, called ‘L-citrulline’, which lowers the necessary time needed for muscle recovery. The fact is, that in 120g watermelon there is over 150 mg L-citrulline.
Hence, it is highly beneficial to consume it after a hard workout or if you are practicing some sport. Hard workout tightens the muscles and causes an itchy sensation, as a result of lactic acid.
After several surveyed researches, scientists at the University of Cartagena, Spain, state that watermelon is the most powerful weapon against muscle pain. According to “Daily Mail”, quoting: “they have found that ‘L-citrulline’ accelerates the removal of excess lactic acid from the muscles”.
Therefore, consume watermelon as much as possible as a dessert or otherwise, and don’t forget its seeds, acquire all its health benefits and enjoy the amazing taste. It is not necessary to mention that its juice can be mixed with other fruit juices thus having an amazing drink.