Discover All The Benefits That Watermelon Has For Your Body!

In addition to its attractive color and refreshing taste, the pin has many health benefits. It helps to take care of the heart, it is ideal in weight loss regimens and as a diuretic, it has effects similar to those of Viagra for sexual health and other secrets. Learn more about its benefits here.

The tropical fruit called watermelon, or honeydew contains vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium among other minerals. Also, it is rich in lycopene and beta carotene. It is the fruit that contains the most amount of water (93%), so its caloric value is very low, just 20 calories per 100 grams.

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How to consume it?


1) Cut the pin into pieces, freeze it and cool off at any time of the day.
2) Scoop out small balls and prepare some skewers or fruit salad.
3) Make yourself a leg shake.
4) Add finely diced watermelon to a few lettuce leaves and top with a balsamic vinegar dressing.
5) Blend the pin with water, pour it into small plastic cups, put an ice cream lolly on them, and prepare your ice cream.

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Benefits:

1. Anticancer freshness

This fruit with red flesh and a thick green skin is rich in lycopene (a plant pigment that gives it its red color), a carotenoid known for its antioxidant capacity. This compound plays an active role in fighting various types of cancer such as breast, prostate, uterus, and lung by protecting cells against free radical damage.

2. It's good for the heart

The watermelon is a natural source of L-citrulline, a compound that has an important influence on cardiovascular health and is transformed into L-arginine, an amino acid that helps in the production of nitric oxide, essential for the maintenance of the elasticity of the arteries and blood vessels (Texas A&M University).

3. Lowers blood pressure

A daily dose of watermelon juice could be enough to lower blood pressure, this was shown by a study from Florida State University in Tallahassee and published in the American Journal of Hypertension in 2011. The researchers highlight that watermelon is a fruit functional with vasodilator effects that increase the synthesis of nitric oxide, with the consequent decrease in blood pressure.

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4. Forget viagra, eat watermelon

A slice of the shoulder could have effects similar to those of Viagra, a drug to counteract erectile dysfunction, it could even increase libido, this was shown by research from Texas A&M University. He reports that the phytonutrients (lycopene, beta-carotene, and L-citrulline) it contains have the virtue of relaxing blood vessels and fighting impotence.

5. Ally to lose weight

Despite its sweet taste, the pin has low energy density, that is, a large amount of water that allows you to eat large portions without consuming many calories. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that L-arginine speeds up metabolism and promotes fat loss.

6. Acts as a diuretic

If you suffer from problems with the kidneys, urinary tract, prostate, or retain fluids, the pin is an ideal natural diuretic for the elimination of toxins and increase the secretion of urine by the kidneys. Its high fiber content also favors the cleaning of the intestines and the proper functioning of the digestive system. It is advisable to strengthen the immune system.

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7. Against metabolic syndrome

Drinking watermelon juice, especially if the rind or rind is also ground, can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome by improving blood sugar levels and fat dysfunction associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. The thick rind of the streaky green temple contains the most lycopene.

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