Watermelon is not only a refreshing and favorite fruit during summer, it also contains medicinal properties: lowering blood pressure, treating edema, skin fungus and more.
Watermelon contains considerable amount of beta-carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C and essential minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iodine and manganese. It contains only 29 calories per 100 grams, which is another good reason to eat watermelon.
Watermelon is a natural diuretic that contains 90% water. There are many ways to enjoy the benefits from watermelon. Simply slice or juice your watermelon, consume it whenever you are hungry and will help your kidneys to flush out all the toxins.
Muscle Soreness- It is the high content of citrulline and amino acids which will relieve and prevent your muscle pain.
Liver cleansing: drink 3 cups daily watermelon juice. A watermelon cleanse helps the liver to process ammonia, a waste from protein digestion, and convert it into a molecule known as urea, a component of urine that is safely excreted from the body..
Colon cleansing – A common problem amongst people with colon issues is dehydration. Incorporating more liquids into your daily routine is key in achieving a cleaner colon and more proper digestion. It lubricates the digested food and provides it with the right hydration to break it down. Water, fruit juices and eating fruits and vegetables high in water content, like watermelon, will help
Constipation: Eat a slice of watermelon to help restore the colon and intestines. It’s all about high water content and fiber, and within a short time the body seems to go into the elimination process moving the waste out.
Skin fungi: rub the watermelon rind on the skin several times a day. Apparently the rind contains anti-fungal properties.
Skin pimples: the same. Rub watermelon rind directly onto your affected area and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing off. By rubbing a watermelon rind on your face you are releasing the nutrients directly onto your skin and cleaning up bacteria-prone areas.
Edema: Drink a watermelon juice a day (watermelon has diuretic properties) and you will be amazed by its diuretic properties.
High blood pressure and problems in the arteries: A small study by Florida State University published in the American Journal of Hypertension, found that watermelon is loaded with an amino acid called L-citrulline which helps improve circulation, relaxes arteries and lowers people’s systolic blood pressure by as much as nine points
Gout: Watermelon is an especially alkaline fruit with high water content, which are important factors in dissolving and flushing out the sharp uric crystals that cause gout pain
Diabetes: The low content of sugar in the watermelon will satisfy your sugar cravings and at the same time it will help your deal with diabetes easier.
Heartburn: Watermelon works well on preventing and easing the pain of heartburn
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