Are you of those who like a cold slice of refreshing watermelon? Is there anything more delicious than a watermelon on a long hot day?
Watermelon besides being tasty and refreshing, it is also rich in nutrients and you can benefit from consumption of the watermelon. L-citrulline, amino acid, one of the nutrients found in the watermelon, releases the muscles pain after a workout.
According to a Spanish study, watermelon is considered to be very effective in treatment of muscle pain because the L-citrulline accelerates the lactic acid in the muscles and alleviates the pain.
Watermelon is the fruit with highest concentration of this acid, namely there are 150 mg in just 120 g of watermelon.
Besides the amino acid, watermelon is also rich in vitamins like C,A, and B6. These vitamins improve the function of the kidneys and of the heart, and they also regulate the blood pressure. On the other hand, if you are trying to stay in good shape and to be fit, this is the right fruit for you because it has almost no calories. It only contains water, vitamins, minerals and natural sugar.
In addition, not only the fruit itself, but also the seeds of the fruit are also extremely healthy. The watermelon seeds are rich in magnesium and potassium. Traditional medicine and natural remedies use for centuries the watermelon seeds to treat kidney stones.
Pour 2 liters of water into a bowl. Crush 4 seeds and put them into the water. Put it on a stove and turn on the heat on high and boil the water with the crushed seeds. After 15 minutes, consume this drink to eliminate the kidney stones.
Furthermore, because of being rich in fibers, calcium, iodine, malic acid, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C, manganese, nitric acid, potassium and phosphorus and because of its extremely high content of water, watermelon is a great remedy for treatment of mental disorders, heart diseases, chronic stress and inflammation.
However, you must have in mind that you are supposed to limit the consumption of watermelon in case you suffer diabetes and high triglycerides.
But read below, there are a lot more health issues that can be treated or even eliminated if you consume watermelon. Namely, it can act as a diuretic; it can prevent acne, inflammation, bug bites, asthma, headaches, arthritis, atherosclerosis, cellulite, gallbladder issues, kidney stones, and high cholesterol. It can also treat skin conditions and burns, it can regulate the pH levels in the body, it can eliminate excess fat from the blood vessels, and even more!
You can eat the watermelon in desserts, cold, in smoothies or fruit juices, or as you wish, and enjoy its countless health benefits it offers!