Watermelons are definitely one of the most refreshing fruits, especially in the summer, and despite the amazing taste, they are extremely healthy.
This fruit is extremely low in calories, but abundant in minerals and vitamins.
Its consumption during the summer will help you restore the lost fluids and minerals, and detoxify the entire body while preventing various health issues.
Watermelon seeds are extremely beneficial for your health. They have been commonly used in the Chinese folk medicine in the treatment of kidney stones for hundreds of years.
This is due to the high amounts of potassium and magnesium. All you need to do is to crush and ground 4 tablespoons of fresh watermelon seeds and boil them in 2 liters of water for around 15 minutes.
This fruit is also high in an amino acid, called ‘L-citrulline’, which reduces the needed time for muscle recovery.
Therefore, it is extremely beneficial after a strenuous workout and is useful if doing some sport. Hard workout tightens the muscles and leads to an itchy sensation, which is due to the lactic acid.
The scientists at the University of Cartagena, Spain, claim that it is the most powerful weapon against muscle pain. According to “Daily Mail”, they have found that ‘L-citrulline’ accelerates the removal of excess lactic acid from the muscles.
Interestingly, 120g watermelon has over 150 mg L-citrulline. Additionally, watermelons are high in vitamin C, A, B6, and magnesium, and thus improve heart health, the functions of the kidneys, and normalize blood pressure.
It would be best to eat it when cold. Its juice may also be mixed with other juices and consumed regularly, or you can use watermelon to prepare tasty desserts.