Watermelon – juicy and delicious, great for our health. It contains 90% water, vitamin C, A, B1, B2, B3 and B5. Melons are very rich in potassium, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, fiber, lycopene and phosphorus. Removes fatigue, improves mood, gives energy and is recommended in the diet of people suffering from diseases of the heart, blood vessels, liver and gall. The interior of the fruit is red, but there are yellow watermelon called Loubet-melons. It is thought that melons grew wild in the Kalahari Desert in Africa and represented fairly valued source of water in times when natural sources of drinking water have been contaminated.
Attendees compounds have antioxidant properties and they help reduce free radicals, enhance immunity, enable faster healing of wounds and prevent cell damage. When skin burns from sunbathing use watermelon juice. Vitamin B6 is credited with good mood, and arginine and citrulline for the normal functioning and health of the entire cardiovascular system. This action complements potassium and magnesium, which help regulate blood pressure and present lycopene reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Potassium also helps in muscle recovery after exercise and improves the brain.
Watermelon has the capacity to relax blood vessels and this helps in increasing the libido. An excellent diuretic, because it stimulates the kidneys to work, allows creating a larger amount of urine, urinary tract purification and disposal of kidney stones. Watermelon seeds are very useful. It is used to prepare tea that is rich in magnesium, phosphorus, potassium. Watermelon assists in weight reduction because of the high percentage of water comprising – reduces appetite and a very low calorie (30 kCal / 100 gr).
Because it has a high glycemic index you should be careful with consuming this fruit. Do not exaggerate and combine it with some other fruit that contain less sugar.
One way to consume it:
Take one watermelon, knife and blender. Slice the watermelon into little pieces and with a help of a spoon take the seeds of. Put it into the blender and add little sugar. After one minute add some ice cubes and a slice of lime. You can also add some strawberries, blackberries or raspberries. Pour it into a glass and enjoy the refreshing taste.