5 Unknown Benefits of Watermelon + Bonus Summer Recipes

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Watermelon is a nutrient-rich fruit which not only reduces your weight but also boosts your immune system. This summer fruit contains vitamin A and C which help to keep your body hydrated throughout the day as it has a high water content. Surprisingly watermelon is not just useful for cooling your body and to beat the heat, it has various nutrients that can help to cure the following:

1. Helps cure a urinary infection

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Watermelon helps to kill the bacteria in the urinary tract and cleanses it. Eat it as a fruit or blend it and drink the juice regularly.

 

2. Prevents hair fall

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Watermelon contains a component called arginine, which stimulates hair growth by regulating blood circulation in the scalp. This vitamin C rich fruit sends enough iron and generates oxygen along with collagen that helps in promoting healthy hair.

 

3. Fights cancer

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Watermelon has a substance named lycopene which fights cancer. It is also rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A and C. Adding more of this fiber-rich fruit in your diet will help in preventing lung, oral and colon cancer.

 

4. Treats muscle soreness

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Watermelon is the best way to cure muscle soreness. Drinking watermelon juice after a workout session helps way better in relieving muscle cramps than having any other juice or drink. This is due to the presence of amino acids and I – Citrulline content in this fruit.

 

5. Helps maintain healthy vision

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Watermelon helps in strengthening your eyesight. Rich in beta-carotene which gets converted to vitamin A in your body, this fruit is very beneficial for a healthy eyesight. Just a cup of watermelon every day can make a difference.

 

Here is how you can have this refreshing fruit in different ways this summer –

1. Watermelon popsicle

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Kids love ice creams and having watermelon popsicles will excite them. Add lime juice, strawberries, and watermelon cubes in a blender to blend. Use your popsicle mold and pour the mixer in the same. Freeze it and have it after a few hours.

 

2. Watermelon Salsa

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Just prepare a regular salsa with all the ingredients – red onions, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeno, and replace the tomatoes with watermelon cubes. This twist in salsa with spicy chips is sure to brighten your summer parties.

 

3. Watermelon dessert

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Blend mint, frozen chunks of pineapple and coconut water and pour the puree at the bottom. Now blend lime juice with watermelon and add on top of it. Serve this in a glass with a fat straw!

 

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