-Many people don’t know that watermelon beside water, contains many vitamins and minerals that contributes to our health. Watermelon should be in our daily menu during the summer because it restores the lost fluids, minerals and vitamins.
Although watermelon is a vegetable from cucumber family, we all know as a fruit. Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) originated in Africa and first breeding as domestic species began in Egypt.
Watermelon is used in the diet in almost all countries of the world. Watermelon is a year plant, usually with a ball-shaped, often with green and white stripe. It is low calorie and contains many useful substances.
Watermelon Nutrition Facts
-Watermelon contains large amount of water, but it is low in calories, so it’s perfect for cleansing the body and as diuretic. Watermelon also contains beneficial nutrients such as: nitric acid, copper, beta-carotene, fiber, vegetable oil, plant hormones, vitamin A, vitamin B1 , B2, B3, B5, B6, then vitamin C, iron, essential oils, malic acid, iodine, potassium, calcium, lycopene, citric acid, magnesium, mineral salts, organic acids, protein, folate, phosphorus, cellulose, zinc and sugar.
Numerous scientific studies have proved that watermelon because it contains large amounts of vitamin C and beta-carotene, it is very useful in the prevention of many heart diseases and chronic inflammation.
This fruit is an excellent source of B vitamins, which are responsible for the processes of metabolism and production of body energy. It also contains high levels of B6, which acts to improve mental abilities and relieves stress and tension.
The Best Way To Consume Watermelon
The best way to consume watermelon is cold and sliced. Watermelon juice or in combination with other fruits has a great healing properties… In many countries watermelon is the main ingredient in most of the dessert. Is interesting that in Africa the watermelon seeds are used for some types of bread.
Watermelon Health Benefits
Watermelon has very positive effect on the body when it comes to acne, anemia, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, gallbladder disease, diseases of the teeth and oral cavity, heart diseases and blood vessels, bronchitis, headache, excessive weight, loss memory, diabetes, depression, impotence, kidney stones, hang, some kinds cancer, infertility, burns, decreased immunity, increased temperature, high cholesterol, colds and flu, bladder and urethra problems, the joints, digestive problems, blood pressure problems, metabolism, prostate problems, problems in pregnancy, anti sunburn, anti-aging, various infections, stress, insect bites, skin inflammations, hemorrhoids , herpes, chronic fatigue and cellulite.
Watermelon can be used as diuretic. Watermelon positively affect if you have burns or some skin diseases. Make watermelon juice and place it on burns. Watermelon improves PH value of blood and also clears the blood vessels of fatty deposits.
People with diabetes and those people who have problems with triglycerides, should keep track of the amount of watermelon that they eat.
-Watermelon is amazing and very useful fruit, natural remedy for detoxification and antioxidant (for prevention of many diseases), so it is recommended to use in daily diet.
During the summer, when we are sweating, the watermelon can give us the lost fluids and minerals.