Watermelon is our favorite fruit during summertime as it is refreshing and it offers us countless number of nutrients.
This fruit provides with many health benefits, and it is also high in amino acid L-citrulline, which relieves muscles pain after strenuous workouts.
This was confirmed by a Spanish study, which revealed that watermelon is ideal in dealing with muscle pain because the amino acid speeds up the excess lactic acid of the muscles, and in that way relieves pain after hard work-out. The highest concentration of this beneficial acid is in watermelons, with 150 mg in just 4 ounces of the fruit.
Additionally, this watery fruit is abundant in vitamin A, C, and B6, which promote the function of the kidneys and the heart, and as well as regulate the blood pressure. Furthermore, it does not contain almost any calories, only natural water, vitamins, and minerals.
Believe it or not, but the seeds of this fruit are also very healthy because they are rich in potassium and magnesium. They have been used for centuries by the traditional medicine in dealing with kidney stones.
Prepare this remedy by crushing 4 seeds, and then include them in a bowl with 2 liters of water and boil them. You need to boil them for 15 minutes, and after that drink it to get rid of the kidney stones.
Thanks to the high watery contents, it is ideal for body cleansing. Moreover, it is packed with fiber, beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C, calcium, zinc, manganese, nitric acid, iodine, malic acid, potassium, and phosphorus. Therefore, it is of incredible assistance in the treatment of heart diseases, inflammation, mental illnesses, anxiety, and chronic stress.
These benefits of this amazing fruit cannot stop since it can act as a natural diuretic, and furthermore it prevents anemia, asthma, acne, inflammation, arthritis, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, kidney stones, gallbladder concerns, headaches, bug bites, and cellulite. Likewise, it can treat skin conditions, burns, removes excess fat from blood vessels, and regulates the pH levels in the body, and so on.
NOTE: Have in mind the fact that if you are struggling with diabetes and high triglycerides, then you need to limit watermelon consumption.
If you do not have these health issues you can consume watermelon as a dessert, or it can be included in fruit juices or smoothies, or anyway you desire.