Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a scrambling and trailing vine in the flowering plant family Cucurbitaceae. Watermelon is grown in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide for its large edible fruit, also known as a watermelon, which is a special kind of berry with a hard rind and no internal division, botanically called a pepo. Wikipedia.
Watermelon has a couple of health benefits we would love to share and know you will find useful.
- Watermelon contains Vitamin C and Lycopene, which are known to be high inflammatory antioxidants. Eating watermelon regularly will help reduce inflammation, which is the cause of many life threatening diseases.
- Watermelon contains 92% of water which will help keep you hydrated and refreshed. It also contains 6% of sugar which will help give you energy.
- Watermelon contains Citruline which helps to relax blood vessels. Citruline has Viagra like effects. Watermelon is also known to prevent erectile dysfunction.
- A lot of people often throw away the seed of watermelon when they eat the fruit. What they don’t know is that these seeds can and should be eaten. Sprouted watermelon seed are highly nutritious, the seeds are packed with protein, magnesium, vitamin B, and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. All of these lower cholesterol levels and helps prevent heart disease.
- he magnesium in watermelon seeds can help improve memory. It can also fight memory lapses associated with aging. Studies also show that magnesium-based treatments can work with great success for age-related memory loss. An American study states that brain magnesium can improve memory and even accelerate learning.