Here’s Why You Should Be Eating Watermelons

Watermelons may not get as much attention as other fruits when it comes to health benefits, but these refreshing summer melons are not to be neglected. While people are aware of the fact that watermelons help to keep you hydrated, not many know about the other impressive benefits.

 

Sometimes referred to as the quintessential summertime fruit, watermelons are sweet, juicy, and help to balance you pH level. You didn’t see that last one coming, did you? Eating watermelon can help to neutralize acidic components in our diets, but eating too many acidic foods is not advised. Eating more alkalizing foods like watermelon can help to drastically improve digestion.

 

Don’t Forget The Rind:

On National Watermelon Day, we feel it is our obligation to inform people about the importance of the rind. Most people don’t know that the rind has more L-citrulline, an important amino acid for heart health, than the pink flesh everyone eats. The rind contains a lot of blood-building chlorophyll, which has been proven to have therapeutic properties for over one hundred health conditions. The rind is also beneficial for the prostate, it contains anti-inflammatory properties, and it helps break down kidney stones.

 

Reduces Frequency Of Asthma Attacks:

Recent studies have displayed a link between low vitamin C levels and frequent asthma attacks. People with higher vitamin C levels, on the other hand, often have reduced asthma symptoms. Because you can get 40% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C in one wedge of watermelon, start eating it to help reduce asthma symptoms.

 

Reduces Inflammation:

Stay cool with watermelon to cool down inflammation. Having too much inflammation in the body can be a precursor to the development of serious diseases like heart disease, fibromyalgia, cancer, or diabetes. It is always necessary to take action and fight against inflammation and watermelon contains L-arginine and L-citrulline amino acids, which are powerful anti-inflammatory agents.

 

Increase your watermelon consumption by making some of the following recipes. They are too good not to make them!

 

Watermelon Pizza Is The Perfect Snack:

watermelon-pizza

 

This recipe exemplifies the creative minds that concoct amazingly tasty raw food recipes. These pizzas are the perfect summertime snacks!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Watermelon Slush:

watermelon-slush

Whether you need a healthy dessert for the kiddos or just need a refreshing summer treat, this watermelon slush does the trick. Enjoy it guilt-free!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Frozen Watermelon Pops With Cucumber & Lime:

watermelon-pops

 

Dessert doesn’t have to be filled with sugar in order to be delicious. Take a bite of deliciousness when you make these watermelon pops.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/13-benefits-watermelon/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/watermelon-health-benefits#section8

2019-07-24T16:46:07-07:00