The fact that watermelon seeds have health benefits is pretty ironic, considering that everyone is always looking to get rid of them. Sometimes we may feel that eating a watermelon with seeds is like a chore that we wouldn’t make our worst enemy do. Most people opt for seedless watermelons for the no-hassle aspect. We are here to tell you to start buying seed-in watermelons (a.k.a. regular watermelons) so you can reap the benefits of the seeds.
Rich in fiber and other nutrients, watermelon seeds are a great digestive aid. They actually boost the entire digestive system when they pass through the digestive tract, and can help eradicate intestinal parasites from your system. Don’t just pop them in your mouth and swallow them, though. You do have to cook them, roast them, or grind them up to reap their benefits.
Another great way to make use of watermelon seeds is to brew them into a tea. This remedy is great for those with urinary tract infections (UTIs), or for people with kidney stones. You can make this tea by grinding up 4 Tablespoons of watermelon seeds in a spice grinder. Put the ground seeds in 1.5 liters of water and boil it for 15 minutes. Drink a cup in the morning for two days and then take a break for 1 day. Repeat this treatment for the next couple weeks to relieve pain and symptoms.
Because watermelon seeds are high in a citrulline compound, they can help widen blood vessels. In addition to this, watermelon seeds actually help blood vessels travel more quickly through the body, which can help you feel naturally energized. This is great for people who have high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, or other arterial diseases.
Watermelon seeds are rich in vitamins A & C, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and tons of antioxidants. How did we not know about these benefits until now? Stop throwing your watermelon seeds away and use these remedies now.