During the summer months there is no better fruit than a refreshing watermelon. Did you know that actually a Healthy Watermelon can be used as a medicine?
This fruit, not only it gives us tons of freshness throughout the day, but it also brings many health benefits. Watermelons are rich in citrulline – an amino acid that alleviates muscle pain after workouts.
How do Watermelons work?
Watermelon works great for treating muscle pain, since the amino acid accelerates the excess lactic acid of the muscles and alleviates the pain after hard workouts, as indicated by a Spanish study.
This acid is found in highest concentrations in watermelons, with 150 mg in just 120 g of the fruit.
Watermelons contain lots of vitamin C, A, and B6, that regulates the blood pressure and improves kidney and heart functions. This fruit contains almost no calories, yet only natural sugar, minerals, and vitamins.
In addition, watermelon seeds are extremely healthy since they contain high amounts of magnesium and potassium. They were used in traditional medicine as a treatment for kidney stones.
For this remedy, crush 4 seeds, add them in a bowl full of 2 liters of water and put them to boil. After 15 minutes, drink this remedy in order to eliminate kidney stones.
Watermelons are full of water, so it is an excellent way to cleanse the body. Watermelons are 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 they are a great aid to the treatment of mental disorders, inflammation, heart diseases, anxiety, and chronic stress.
Note: Those of you who suffer from diabetes, or high triglycerides, limit the consumption of watermelons!
Watermelon is a great diuretic, it can help in the treatment of acne, inflammation,anemia, asthma, bug bites, arthritis, headaches, cellulite, atherosclerosis, kidney stones, gallbladder issues, and high cholesterol. It regulates the pH levels in the body as well.
Watermelon has countless health benefits, so eat it cold, in desserts, in fruit smoothies of juices, or however you prefer!