Watermelon is one of the most popular fruits in the world. It has a unique flavor and contains plenty of essential nutrients and a lot of water, which makes it an ideal treat for the summer. However, we all throw out the seeds when we eat the fruit, which is a big mistake. Watermelon seeds may be even more beneficial than the fruit itself – they contain a host of vitamins and minerals such as thiamin, vitamin B, folic acid and niacin, as well as proteins, fatty acids and minerals.
Besides vitamins and minerals, the seeds contain a rare and unique compound known as citrulline. Citrulline can dilate your blood vessels and reduce blood pressure, effectively preventing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular problems. In order to benefit from them, the seeds can be prepared in the form of tea. Here’s how:
- 2 l. of mineral water
- 20-30 watermelon seeds
Grind the seeds first, then put them in the mineral water. Now, bring the mixture to a boil, then leave it to cool down and keep it in a bottle in the fridge. Drink the whole tea throughout the next 2 days, then prepare a fresh batch on the 3rd day and repeat the process until your health improves.
Here are the main benefits of watermelon seeds:
Protect the heart
Watermelon seeds contain a lot of magnesium and potassium, minerals which can regulate your blood pressure and protect the heart and cardiovascular system from damage.
Rejuvenate the skin
The seeds contain powerful antioxidants which can strengthen and rejuvenate your skin, effectively making you look younger.
Watermelon seed oil is one of the best natural remedies for our skin. Just soak a piece of cotton in it and rub it on the face to clean the skin of dirt and fight acne. The oil is effective on any type of skin.
Strengthen the hair
Watermelon seeds are rich in amino acids and protein which will improve the look of your hair. They also contain melanin which will reinforce your hair’s natural color.
Regulate blood pressure
By regulating your blood pressure, watermelon seeds can prevent numerous cardiovascular problems and prevent the blockage of blood vessels. The arginine in the seeds will dilate your blood vessels and allow better blood flow and normal blood pressure.
Provide the body with essential amino acids
The arginine content of the seeds can improve your metabolism and the calcium absorption in the body. Besides arginine, the seeds contain lysine as well, which can significantly improve your libido.
Grind a tablespoon of dried seeds and mix them with a tablespoon of honey, then boil the mixture in ¾ cup of warm water. Drink the mixture fresh twice a day and you will cure your edema.