Now that summer is upon us, watermelons are plentiful and make the perfect snack on a hot day. As we tuck into the juicy flesh of this delicious fruit we often discard the healthiest part.
Most of us are not very interested in eating the seeds of a watermelon. As a result of this many watermelons are grown specifically without the seeds. After reading this I doubt you will be interested in seed-free watermelons again as the tiny black seeds have amazing health benefits.
Watermelon is a classic summer fruit that is eaten in huge quantities across the U.S. It’s great as a nutritious snack. However, all melon lovers need to read this. In addition to the watermelon’s ability to moisturize the body and maintain a good fluid balance, there are a lot of health benefits in the watermelon seeds.
Full of nutrients that prevent disease
Melon seeds contain vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B and C which is very important to stay healthy and keep the body balanced, thus avoiding diseases.
The seeds are also very rich in protein. The proteins in the seeds consist of amino acids, tryptophan, glutamic acid, lysine and arginine. Some of the health benefits of arginine include; regulating blood pressure and treating coronary heart disease.
The fibers in melon seeds also help with digestion. This is something that can be considered invaluable for having a healthy intestinal flora. Our stomach and intestines are an extremely important part of the body and a key to how we feel. The stomach is in direct contact with the brain and the central nervous system and therefore reacts strongly to everything we do, eat and feel.
They also contain healthy fats that can help reduce blood cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Making use of the seeds
Eating the seeds straight from the melon isn’t something that appeals to many of us so one way of getting these healthy powerhouses into our bodies, in a more palatable way, is to grind the seeds in a Pestle & Mortar and add it to tea or other drinks that you enjoy. Using the seeds in a tea mix is an ancient cure for kidney cleansing, which can help prevent kidney stones.
Who would have thought there was so much good in the seeds of a watermelon? Not me anyway! Now that you know how good this is for your health, I think it’s time to stop throwing these seeds into the trash.
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