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Food & NutritionThe Health Benefits of Watermelon

The Health Benefits of Watermelon

What are the health benefits of watermelon? Let’s dive in and discover the three main areas where a watermelon bite a day, can keep the doctor away!

Heart – An amino acid known as citrulline present in the white rind of the fruit helps to normalize blood pressure. It relaxes our arteries, so it maintains a good blood flow while improving cardiovascular functions.  Vitamin C and beta-carotene help to reduce cholesterol levels and maintain a healthy heart. Watermelons also contain phytochemicals such as lycopene, which is known to be a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent cardiovascular ailments.

Blood Pressure – The amino acids potassium and magnesium in watermelon combine to help keep blood vessels healthy and maintain smooth blood flow. They also help maintain proper electrolyte and acid balance, resulting in stable blood pressure levels. Potassium works as a diuretic and helps removal of toxins and excess salts.

Kidneys – Watermelon juice helps to flush out ammonia and uric acid from your body, as well as cleanse the kidneys. Studies have shown it to be helpful for kidney stones as well. Watermelon seeds are particularly helpful in cleansing the kidneys. So make sure you buy a watermelon with seeds if this you want to use it for this purpose.

So enjoy a treat this summer, knowing you’re doing something good for yourself at the same time!

 

 

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