Watermelon is awesome and we all love it, right? YES, especially in the hot summer days, which is really good for you. Why – well, that’s easy to answer! Because watermelons are loaded with healthy nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and they can provide many health benefits. Watermelon will keep you hydrated, cleanse your organism from all harmful toxins, etc. But, nobody likes the watermelon shell (rind). We usually throw them away. But, did you know that watermelon rinds are actually edible? The answer is yes, and you just have to take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
Watermelon rind – it’s the firm white part of the fruit that’s left behind after the bright pink flesh has been eaten or scooped away. Unfortunately, we tend to throw this part of the fruit, but it has a lot health benefits. Watermelon rind has a diuretic effect, it may be helpful in lowering blood pressure and maintaining proper kidney function.
You’ll be amazed when we tell you that a recent study has revealed that watermelon rind is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Magnesium, Zinc and Potassium. The red watermelon has lycopene in high quantities. Lycopene is an antioxidant and helps to prevent many diseases. It is found that 95% percent of the food value in watermelon is actually found in the rind.
You should also know that many people around the world use the watermelon rinds in many different dishes, meals, etc. – because they have a mild flavor. Other people also use the watermelon rinds in healing purposes, because they are loaded with healthy nutrients and can provide many health benefits.
Can I ask you something – do you feel like you’ve somehow lost your sex drive? If YES, then you should start consuming watermelon rind immediately. It has the ability to increase your libido, mostly because of its citrulline content. You should also know that the watermelon rind is added as an ingredient to many libido-boosting supplements on the market. Many different studies have also discovered that citrulline is good against mild erectile dysfunction.
The watermelon rind is loaded with fiber as well, which means that it will help you lose all the excess weight, because it has the power to save you from overeating and taking more calories than your body needs. The watermelon rind, as well as the watermelon itself is also a diuretic, so they can help you lose water weight.
People, let’s face it – there are more than enough reasons to add watermelon rinds into your healthy diet. So, the next time you eat watermelon, make sure you don’t waste these healthy watermelon parts. You can include them into your nutrition in many different ways: they can be eaten like that or added into salads for an extra tasty crunch; you may add them into soups, stews and stir-fries. Many parts of the world turn the watermelon rind into relishes, preserves, jams and candies, so it’s up to you to decide how you want to include it, eat it and consume its benefits