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Benefits of Watermelon (Bonus: Summer Recipes)

Team BetterButter | May 22, 2020

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Benefits of Watermelon (Bonus: Summer Recipes)

Summers are incomplete without a juicy bite of Watermelon!

This delicious fruit is known for its high nutritional value which not only helps you keep your weight in check but also boosts your immune system.

Due to the dense water content, this summer fruit also keeps your hydration level high. This sweet refresher is also a low-calorie fruit loaded with minerals, antioxidants, and Vitamins like A and C!

Surprisingly watermelon is not just useful for cooling your body and to beat the heat, it has various nutrients that result in some magical benefits for your body:

Urinary tract Infection

Apart from being an invigorating delight for your taste buds, this fruit is known as an effective remedy for treating UTIs. The regular consumption of watermelons reduces the fatigue on the kidneys when our body eliminates excess fluids and hence helps in flushing out toxins effectively.

Intake of this wonder fruit through smoothies and salads is an exquisite way to cleanse the urinary tract.

Benefits of Watermelon

Prevents Hairfall

Who knew Watermelon can be a solution to our hair fall problems?

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.

So relish this fruit and wave goodbye to dull hair!

Treats Cancer
Watermelons are lauded for their medicinal and healing properties.

It has a substance named lycopene which fights cancer. Being rich in Vitamin A, C, and antioxidants it provides more fiber and helps prevent lung, oral, and colon cancer.

Try and include this delightful fruit a part of your daily diet for your life long well-being!

Muscle Soreness

Want relief from those after-workout cramps?

Dig into a plate full of watermelons!

Watermelons are known to cure muscle soreness and cramps. Drinking a glass of watermelon juice after your workout session helps in relieving those muscle aches way better than any other fruit juices. Due to the presence of amino acids and I – Citrulline content in this fruit it helps in soothing muscle pain.

So pour yourself glass now!

Vision

Worried about your eyesight? Treat it the natural way! Watermelons do wonders in strengthening your eyesight and helps in achieving a clearer vision. Rich in beta-carotene which gets converted to vitamin A in your body, this fruit is very beneficial for healthy eyesight!

Just a cup of watermelon every day can make a difference.

Although nothing can beat our plain old way of relishing the juicy tender bites of Watermelons.

But here are some interestingly delicious ways to enjoy this delightful fruit in the form of some tasty dishes and recipes :

1. Watermelon Popsicles

Popsicles are the quintessential summer treats! They are easy to make and are an absolute delight to get away from the scorching heat. These watermelon popsicles are one of the easiest summer desserts. They require no fancy ingredients and can be easily prepared with just popsicle molds or any airtight container.

So, try out this refreshing frozen treat enriched with the goodness of watermelon pulp!

Watermelon Popsicles

2. Watermelon Salsa
Nothing lifts up your spirits better than a good summer snack!

The refreshing combination of watermelon and tangy sauces is the perfect dip to enjoy during summers.

This recipe is an instant solution for your sudden craving and also is healthier than other dips

This interesting combo is a must-have during this heated season!

Watermelon Salsa

3. Watermelon Rind Cake

Who thought cakes could be refreshing?

This cake has been made with watermelon rind. Being a sugar-free treat this cake is a boon for weight watchers and diabetic people. The main healthy components are the use of jaggery instead of sugar and semolina (Rava).

This dessert is an instant hit with the kids and the elderly!

Watermelon Rind Cake

So, try out these interesting ways to make up your own watermelon meals and soothe your senses away from the scorching heat.

Happy Cooking!