13 Reasons to Eat Watermelon

The watermelon is a tender, warm-growing fruit and it is associated with the hot, summer days when we eat this fruit in order to freshen ourselves. 

Apart from its sweet taste it also contains many medicinal properties. It is rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, beta-carotene, manganese, magnesium, phosphors, potassium, calcium and iodine. It is very important to mention that it contains only 29kcal per 100 grams and this is one of the reasons to consume it. When it comes to the above mentioned medicinal properties, the following are just few of them: lowers blood pressure, treats skin fungus, treats edema etc.

The watermelon seeds expand the blood vessels, improve kidney function and lower blood pressure. For kidney cleansing, it is recommended to do a watermelon fast for a whole day, since fasting is beneficial for people suffering from kidney and urinary infections and stones. You can cut the watermelon into small cubes and eat some several pieces every fifteen minutes throughout the day. The watermelon acts as a mild laxative as well and it s beneficial for constipation.

How to use watermelon as medicine? 

  • 1- Kidney stones
For treating kidney stones with watermelon, you need to make a watermelon seed tea. Pour a pint of boiling water over a tablespoonful of watermelon seeds and allow them to soak well. Let it sit for few minutes to cool and then strain. It is recommended to drink three glass of the tea on daily basis.

  • 2- Kidney infections
This type of infection is a type of urinary infection which occurs when bacteria enters in the kidneys. Apart from the medical treatment for this infection, a healthy diet is also recommended in order to help you recover and protect your body from some further infections. The healthy diet includes drinking a lot of fluids as well as fruits and vegetables with high concentration of water. Watermelon is the perfect choice, since each bite of it contains 92% of water.

  • 3- Kidney cleansing 
The best and most effective way of kidney cleansing is a one-day- fasting. Watermelon acts as a natural diuretic and it helps the body get rid of excess fluids. There are various ways of enjoying the benefits of this fruit. You can either juice the watermelon or cut cubes and eat them whenever you feel hungry.

  • 4- Colon cleansing 
People who face some colon issues usually suffer from dehydration. The key in achieving a cleaner colon and proper digestion is the incorporation of more liquids into your daily routine. The liquids lubricate the digested food and provide it with right hydration to break it down. That is why it is recommended to drink water and fruit juices as well as eat fruits and vegetables with high concentration of water. Watermelon is the perfect choice of food which helps the process of colon cleansing.
  • 5- Liver cleansing 
The watermelon cleanse helps the liver to process ammonia (a waste from protein digestion) and convert it into a molecule known as urea. The urea is a component of urine which safely and naturally excretes from the body. The watermelon detox concept is completely safe and natural and it is based on drinking 3 cups of watermelon juice on daily basis.

  • 6- High blood pressure and problems in the arteries
According to a study conducted by Florida State University and published in the American Journal of Hypertension, the watermelon is rich in amino acid called L-citruline which relaxes the arteries, lowers people`s systolic pressure by as much as nine points and improves circulation.

  • 7- Skin pimples 
In order to get rid of the skin pimple try this simple trick with watermelon. Rub the watermelon rind onto your affected area and leave it on for couple of minutes. Then rinse with warm water. By doing this simple rub with watermelon rind you are releasing the nutrients onto your skin and thus cleaning the bacteria-prone areas.

  • 8- Skin fungi 
The watermelon rind is considered to contain anti-fungal properties. In order to get rid of the skin fungi do the same procedure as the one mentioned above (skin pimples). Rub the watermelon rind on the skin several times a day.

  • 9- Heartburn
The heartburn or acid indigestion can be really unpleasant. Luckily, there are many home remedies for treating this burning sensation in the chest. It is recommended to eat 4-6 chunks of watermelon slowly and repeat this several times a day. The quantity of how often you eat them depends on how much serious your situation is.

  • 10- Constipation 
The constipation can be both painful and frustrating. Lack of water, exercise and low fiber diet are one of the things that can cause constipation. In order to restore the colon and the intestine eat a slice of watermelon on daily basis. The secret lies in the high water concentration as well as the fiber content which help the body eliminate the waste within a short time. However, don’t eat too much watermelon because it may cause diarrhea. 

  • 11- Edema 
Edema, as commonly referred to as swelling is caused by excess fluid trapped in your body’s tissues. Due to the diuretic properties watermelon has it can significantly remove the swelling. It is recommended to drink 3 cups of watermelon juice a day.
  • 12- Diabetes 
Although watermelon has few carbohydrates and natural sugar per serving, it is also low in calories and loaded with nutrients. That is why if you have diabetes you are encouraged to eat watermelon as part of your healthy diet. Make sure you follow the guidance of your health care provider.

  • 13- Gout 
Gout pain is usually caused by the sharp uric crystals. The watermelon is an especially alkaline fruit with high water concentration which are key factors in dissolving and flushing the crystals


*Please note that this natural treatment may or may not work for you and that you will do this at your own risks*

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