Especially during the hot summer days, we all like to have a slice of a refreshing fruit, such as the watermelon.
Yet, this fruit is also abundant in nutrients and offers various health benefits. Moreover, it is rich in L-citrulline, which is an amino acid that alleviates the pain in the muscles after workouts.
A Spanish study found that watermelon is excellent in treating muscle pain, as this amino acid accelerates the excess lactic acid of the muscles and alleviates the pain after a strenuous exercise.
This acid is found in highest concentrations in watermelons, with 150 mg in just 120 g of the fruit.
Furthermore, watermelons are rich in vitamin C, A, and B6, which regulate the blood pressure and improve the function of the kidneys and the heart. On the other hand, this beneficial fruit contains almost no calories and contains only natural sugar, water, vitamins, and minerals.
Additionally, the seeds of the watermelons are also extremely healthy as they are high in magnesium and potassium. The traditional medicine uses them in the treatment of kidney stones for centuries.
You should crush 4 seeds, add them in a bowl with 2 liters water and boil them. After 15 minutes, drink this remedy to eliminate kidney stones.
Due to its high-water content, the watermelon is excellent for cleansing the body. It is also loaded with beta-carotene, fiber, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C, calcium, iodine, malic acid, zinc, manganese, nitric acid, potassium, and phosphorus, so it is of great help in the treatments of mental disorders, inflammation, heart diseases, anxiety, and chronic stress.
Yet, note that you should limit the consumption of watermelons if you suffer from diabetes or high triglycerides.
Watermelon can act as a diuretic, prevents acne, inflammation, anemia, asthma, bug bites, arthritis, headaches, cellulite, atherosclerosis, kidney stones, gallbladder issues, and high cholesterol. It also treats burns and skin conditions, regulates the pH levels in the body, eliminates excess fat from the blood vessels, and more!
You can eat the watermelon cold, in desserts, in fruit juices or smoothies, or as you prefer, and enjoy its countless health benefits!