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Posted on Jun 13, 2014 |

JUICY BENEFITS OF WATERMELON

JUICY BENEFITS OF WATERMELON

  1. Stabilizes pH Balance: Watermelon juice maintains the acid-alkaline balance in the body, neutralizing the toxic condition of the body resulting from excessive intake of acid-forming foods reducing your risk of bone and organ degeneration.
  2. Anti-inflammatory & Antioxidant: Ripe watermelons are rich in phenolic compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids, reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals. Make sure you pick ripe watermelons, because they contain higher amounts of these beneficial phenolic compounds.
  3. Soothes Asthma:  The powerful anti-oxidant in watermelon reduces toxic matters in the body that in turn reduces asthma attacks.
  4. Strengthens Bones:  Dietary lycopene reduces oxidative stress and activity of osteoblasts and osteoclasts, the two major bone cells involved in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. Watermelon is also rich in potassium which helps to retain calcium in your body, resulting in stronger bones and joints.
  5. Toxic Cleanser: Watermelon has cleansing, alkalinizing, diuretic and mineralizing properties. It is very effective in promoting intestinal elimination, keeping the body free from toxic wastes.Watermelons help the liver process ammonia (waste from protein digestion) which eases strain on the kidneys while getting rid of excess fluids.
  6. Decreases Cholesterol Levels:  Folate, lycopene and the other essential vitamins prevent clogging of arteries, increase HDL cholesterol, and improve blood flow via vasodilation. Magnesium helps maintain normal blood pressure, and beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension besides controlling blood pressure.
  7. Fights Against Prostate Cancer:  Lycopene (from red watermelons) has been extensively researched for its anti-oxidant and cancer-preventing properties. It is reported to be especially protective against prostate cancer.
  8. Weight Loss: Citrulline, an amino acid that kidneys converts to arginine, when consumed, has the ability to block the activity of TNAP (tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase) that blocks the over-accumulation of body fat.
  9. Rich Food: Watermelon seeds are rich sources of protein which along with its amino acids, are vital for growth and repair of muscles, skin and connective tissues as well as for making enzymes.
  10. Muscle & Nerve Care: Potassium is a vital nutrient and a great natural electrolyte that regulates the stimulation of nerves and contraction action of muscle tissues.
  11. Improves Eye Vision: Vitamin A, converted by the body from Beta-carotene, helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related macular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness.
  12. Contains Vitamin B : Watermelon seeds are excellent source of multivitamin B (niacin, folate, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid) that are vital for maintaining healthy blood, nervous system and effective immune response.
  13. High Skin Care: Watermelon seed essential oil’s antioxidants and other nutrients keep your skin moisturized, soft, firm, and prevent acne and other skin disorders. rejuvenates the elasticity of your skin.
  14. High Hair Care: Copper aids the production of melanin, the hair’s color pigment, and provides moisturizing benefits and improves hair growth by maintaining hair and scalp health.