As we know, watermelon greatly extinguishes thirst in these summer days.
Although they can be found throughout the year, it is best to consume it in the summer because they have a lot of nutrients. 100 grams of watermelon has only 30 calories, it contains a lot of water, which is very important for us, and at the same time rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamins A and C.
Each of us wants a cold watermelon, but when it’s in the refrigerator actually loses some of its properties, such as lycopene, which effectively protects against disease. However, once we have cut it, we should put it in the refrigerator.
A large amount of vitamin C in the watermelon improves the immune system and shortens the recovery time of many diseases, but also reduces the risk of heart attack and malignant disease.
Watermelon is good for relaxation and recovery after hard physical activity. Citrulline, an amino acid containing the watermelon, is great for improving the circulation in our body.
Health benefits of Watermelon
180 g watermelon contains 20% of the daily requirement of vitamin C. In addition, vitamin C will protect your bones and muscles.
Watermelon is an excellent food that hydrates our body, and it contains only 30 calories.
Thanks to this antioxidant (lycopene), it can reduce the risk of stroke by 20%, and protect our body from damage caused by free radicals.
The watermelon contains a large amount of citrulline (amino acid) 210 mg per 100 g, which relaxes and spreads blood vessels and is good for erectile function.
Vitamin A is extremely important for the health of your skin, of 150 g watermelon, 5% is vitamin A.
Watermelon consists of 92% water, 6% sugar and 2% fiber.
Watermelon seeds are good for the kidneys
The seeds of watermelon can be eaten. In China, watermelon seeds are fried and eaten as snacks. They are also very useful for kidney health.
Watermelon Seed Tea
Tea made from the seeds of fresh watermelon is an excellent diuretic, and can be prepared by taking four tablespoons fresh watermelon seeds, crushed, and then cooked 15 mins in water (200ml). This amount of tea should be drunk within 2 days.
Do not throw the bark from the watermelon
Also, the watermelon bark contains many vitamins and nutrients such as vitamins A, B6 and C and potassium and magnesium. Also, the bark is not very tasty, therefore it can be cut into pieces and used as an additive for your salad.