If you are talking about the upcoming summer season and are scared of scorching heat laps, then sipping over chilled watermelon juice is indeed the perfect choice for thrashing the summer’s roasting heat. Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is available in the summer season and is grown by a wide variety in Pakistan. While it is in the native language of Pakistan called as “Tarbooz” or “Tarbuz”. It belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae. Moreover, with the success being of science, the seedless varieties of watermelons are also accessible. Though the red fleshed watermelons are most common ones, but there are other varieties of yellow, orange, or white flesh colored.
Besides being tremendously delicious, watermelon quenches our thirst and boosts up the body with antioxidants such as vitamins and lycopene. Watermelon processes neutral flavor slightly like mild sugary syrup. This is also being useful for diabetics as it contains 6% of sugar and about 92% of water. As with high water content, it is considered to be best for preventing dehydration through summers. The entire fruit is highly nutritious and other than ingestion it is being used in lip glosses, essences, lipsticks, body fragrances and shower gels due to its refreshing nature. Scroll down to know about more benefits of Watermelon.
Health Benefits Of Watermelon:
Watermelon serving as good vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and low in calories, with a good amount of dietary fibers provided as an excellent gift for summer season plus it improves your health in natural way.
Watermelon For Stronger Bones:
Lycopene present in watermelon plays an important role in the endorsement of the bone health. Further, Dietary lycopene decreases the oxidative stress and reduces the activity of osteoclasts and osteoblasts (these are the two bone cells which are involved in the progression of osteoporosis – a bone’s disorder). So, eating lycopene-rich foods (such as watermelon) could make your bones healthier. Moreover, watermelon also has a good amount of potassium that assists in retaining calcium in the body, which leads to healthier and stronger bones and joints.
Prevent Dehydration Through Watermelons:
First of all, it is clear from its 92% of water content that this fruit is rich in liquid which ultimately prevents you from dehydration in sweltering summer. But the story doesn’t end here, watermelons do have some unique properties which made them different from other fruits. Watermelon is rich in the electrolytes such as potassium and sodium which we lose by sweating. It decreases the threat of dehydration by substituting these electrolytes in the body fluid. Additionally, it contains sugar components which also help to build up back our energy which and other nutrients which we lost during perspiration. Hence drinking a glass of watermelon juice is enough to combat from outside heat.
Watermelon Helps To Remove Kidney Stones:
Watermelon as a natural diuretic helps in increasing the flow of urine deprived of straining the kidneys. The contents of potassium present in watermelon help in the removing the gathered salt bonds of limestone and also work for the reduction of proportion of uric acid in the blood, thus decreasing the risk of removing kidney stones. Watermelon furthermore empowers the liver to process ammonia (which is a waste resulted from protein digestion), hence facilitating the straining process of kidneys though getting rid of surplus fluids.
Watermelon Prevents Acidity:
The fully ripped watermelons process an alkaline nature, hence neutralize the acidic fluid (which is the cause of acidity or burning sensation in summer) in the stomach. Moreover, the foods like fresh fruits and vegetables which have alkaline properties can greatly decrease the risk of mounting illness and disease caused by high acidic food such as meat, eggs, and other spicy sour food.
Removes Surplus Oil From The Skin:
Watermelon is rich in vitamins especially vitamin A, that is an important ingredient for our health and liveliness of our skin. Its paste, when applied on the skin, decreases the size of the pores on the skin and reduces the oil released through the sebaceous glands. For this purpose, especially the whitish portion (just up next to the eatable red flex of watermelon) of this fruit is more beneficial to use on the face in paste form.
Method Of Treating The Sunburns:
Sunburns are considered as a first bad gift of summer when its heat is at its peak; especially those people who generally work out for a long time get entangled with these sun marks. The refreshing property of watermelon with the presence of rich amount of various nutrients and most importantly the electrolytes, help to treat the sunburns. For getting more efficiency or quick action, you can add cucumber into it. For the preparation of watermelon and cucumber face pack extract out the watermelon pulp.
Now grind it into a smooth paste. In the other bowl take washed cucumbers and grind them too into a fine paste. Now mix equal proportions of watermelon and cucumber mush and mix thoroughly. For the ease of application you can add some chickpea powder into this paste to get required consistency. Apply this pack on your face uniformly. Leave it on your face up to 15 minutes and wash gently with slightly cold water. The regular use of this skin pack will not only assists in healing the sunburns but also brighter your complexion.
Watermelon Improves Digestion and Prevents Obesity:
Watermelon, if eat as as a whole, can improves the digestion. As it contains a rich amount of dietary fibers, which not only improves the digestive health but also gives you the feeling of satiety that ultimately prone you to eat less hence helps you to reduce weight in healthy manner. So, watermelon can be used effectively in the prevention or reduction of obesity. Moreover, it also helps in kowering down the proportion of fats in the body. Watermelon conatins a special compound called citrulline, it can supress the buildup of fat in the cells.
This compound which is basically an amino acid, it gets transformed into another compound called arginine when engrossed by the body. Citrulline, when absorbed by the body, can block the action of the “tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP)”, hence triggering less production of fats by the cells and stopping over-buildup of body fat.