Should we all guess which is that summer fruit that we all crave for, which we consume to refresh us and hydrate us even better that water? The one thing that comes to mind is watermelon! Yes, it is the perfect fruit during those hot days which will help you stand the heat and avoid all those calories from greasy and sugary foods, while at the same time keeping you full.
Watermelon contains considerable amount of beta-carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C and essential minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iodine and manganese. It contains only 29 calories per 100 grams, which is another good reason to eat watermelon.
Fresh watermelon or watermelon juice is a real solution for sensitive muscles and muscle pain, explained the scientists from the University of Cartagena, Spain.
How to use watermelon as a medicine?
There are a lot of reasons to eat watermelon: watermelon seeds expand the blood vessels, lower blood pressure and improve kidney function. For kidney cleansing it is recommended to do a watermelon fast for a whole day. Cut small cubes of watermelon and eat several pieces every fifteen minutes. Fasting is beneficial to those suffering from stones and kidney infections and urinary tract. Watermelon is a good diuretic and therefore good for edemas. Watermelon is also beneficial for constipation as it is a mild laxative.
Kidney Cleanse: Since watermelon contains 90% water, it works as an amazing diuretic, and as we have mentioned before, a 1 day watermelon detox, will help your kidneys to flush out all the toxins.
Liver Cleanse: If you drink 3 glasses of watermelon juice a day, it will help you cleanse the water material called ammonia from your liver. Therefore you will get rid of the unhealthy clogs through your urine.
Kidney infection: A kidney infection is a type of urinary tract infection that occurs when bacteria enters your kidneys. After you receive a medial treatment for it, a healthy diet can help you to recover and help protect your body from developing further infections. Drink lots of fluids including fruits and vegetables with a high water content such as watermelon, cucumber and apple.
Kidney stones: make watermelon seed tea by pouring a pint of boiling water over a tablespoonful of watermelon seeds (ground or cut) and allow it to steep. Let it cool, then strain and drink three glasses per day.
Colon Cleanse: The main issue of those who have problems with their colon is the fact that they are and feel dehydrated all the time. The watermelon will replace that feeling and will nourish your body.
To fight constipation: One of the best remedies for constipation is the great amount of fiber in watermelon. It will boost your metabolism and give you a feeling of lightness.
Skin pimples: By placing a watermelon on your acne, the place will stay clean and get rid of bacteria in an easy and fast way.
Skin fungus: Watermelons are so efficient against skin fungus, because of their anti viral and antibacterial properties. Repeating the same procedure as with the skin pimples, that is placing a piece or rubbing a piece of watermelon on the infected place will make miracles for you.
Edema: Drink 3 cups watermelon juice a day (watermelon has diuretic properties).
High blood pressure and problems in the arteries: A small study by Florida State University published in the American Journal of Hypertension, found that watermelon is loaded with an amino acid called L-citrulline which helps improve circulation, relaxes arteries and lowers people’s systolic blood pressure by as much as nine points.
Gout: The alkaline content of the watermelon makes you flush out uric crystals easily, which might be the cause of gout pain.
Diabetes: The low content of sugar in the watermelon will satisfy your sugar cravings and at the same time it will help your deal with diabetes easier.
Heartburn: Watermelon works well on preventing and easing the pain of heartburn.
Muscle Soreness: It is the high content of citrulline and amino acids which will relieve and prevent your muscle pain.