The best refreshing fruit for the upcoming summer days is watermelon. Instead of using it only as a food, you can use its’ numerous health benefits as well. It contains L-citruline (amino acid for recovering the muscules after intense workouts).
One Spanish research proves to be the best food against muscle pain after workouts. It’s discovered that L-citruline can accelerate the elimination of surplus lactic acid from the muscules and get rid of their tightness and itchiness after workout.
Watermelons contain the higher ammount of L-citruline from all the other fruits, with 150mg i only 120gr. Another helpful ingredients are vitamin A, B6 and C. They improve the kidney function and while regulating the blood pressure it improves the cardiovascular health.
Watermelon seeds as a remedy against kidney stones
Alongside the fruit, watermelon seeds are also very beneficial. They’ve been used in the Chinese alternative medicine for centuries as a remedy for kidney stones.
They contain minerals, such as potassium and magnesium, which can treat the condition as well.
Crash 4 watermelon seeds and boil them in 2l water for 15minutes. Drink the mixture to get rid of kidney stones.
Watermelons hasn’t any calories. They contain enough water, vitamins and minerals to keep you going on the hot summer days.
Thanks to its’ high amount of water it contains, watermelon is the perfect body cleanser!
Another ingredients are beta-carotene, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C, iodine, malic acid, calcium, nitric acid, manganese, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, fiber and protein.
Watermelons can prevent chronic inflammation and heart disease, chronic stress and anxiety, too, while improving your mental abilities.
Other health benefits are: acne prevention, anemia, atherosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, gallbladder, kidney stones, headaches, high body temperature, high cholesterol levels, bladder problems, insect bites, inflammation and cellulite.
With its’ diuretic effect as a result of the high water content, it can aslo help you in cases of burns and skin diseases.
It can regulate your pH value and clean your blood vessels of fat deposites responsible for serious cardiovascular disorders.
Even it is very beneficial, watermelon should be avoided in higher amount by diabetic or people with triglycerides.
Best way to eat watermellon
Cold watermelon is best for consumption. You can combine watermelon juice with every other friut juices in order to enjoy its full effects, or you can use the fruit on your favorite desserts, too. It can replace the lost vitamins and minerals in your body, so enjoy it trough all summer long!