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Health Benefits of Watermelon-Edumediawellness.

Health Benefits of Watermelon-Edumediawellness. 

Watermelon is a sweet and juicy poplar fruit that provides high nutrients with low calories. It has a variety of uses because of its health benefits as well as taste. 


Slices of watermelon benefits for your health
Stay hydrated with the slices of watermelon.




Delicious, juicy, and sweet watermelons are cultivated in different regions of the world in summer. 
This low-calorie fruit is very healthy as it is rich in many nutrients, including minerals and antioxidants.

Usually, watermelon contains about 92% of water. In addition to plenty of water, it includes ample antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Watermelon contains lycopene which has many health benefits.

Amazing Facts about Watermelon

✅ Watermelon is a flowering plant that originates in West Africa. Watermelon is still found in the forests of the desert regions of Africa.

✅ China, the world's largest watermelon producer, commenced cultivating watermelons in the tenth century.

✅ Watermelon cultivation began in India in the seventh century.

✅ Evidence of watermelon cultivation in Egypt's Nile Valley has been found from the second millennium BC.

✅ Watermelon seeds have been found at the Twelfth Dynasty places and in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

✅ Watermelon seeds were discovered in the Dead Sea region at the antiquated settlements of Bab edh-Dhra and Tel Arad.

✅ Seedless watermelons were originated in 1939 in Japan.

Uses of Watermelon

Watermelon has a special significance to the people since it is delicious and healthy at the same time. Besides juice, the slices of watermelon are generally used at breakfast and lunch. In many countries, its aromantic seeds are dried and roasted to consume as snacks. In China, roasted seeds are eaten on New Year's eve.

Watermelon seeds are cooked with vegetables and are used to make a variety of sweets. Watermelon seeds are known as marijuana in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Various kinds of recipes are made from the powder of watermelon seeds.

Besides, many kinds of salad are made from watermelon. Such an amazing salad you can make within a few minutes, which I have learned from the website of Sara  Dinner at Zoo.
 
For this salad, only a few ingredients are needed. Look at the screenshot of the beautiful and unique watermelon salad.


Healthy watermelon salad
Healthy homemade watermelon salad



Ingredients

  • a cubed watermelon 
  • sliced cucumbers 
  • crumbled  feta cheese
  • and mint leaves. 

You need to toss all the ingredients together, a fresh and colorful salad is ready. It's amazing!

Watermelon is widely cultivated in many countries of the world.  Around 1000 types of watermelons are available worldwide. China is the highest watermelon producing country in the world.

Nutritional value of Watermelon per 100 g

Energy    30 kcal
Carbohydrates 7.55 g
Sugars    6.2 g
Dietary fiber    0.4 g
Fat 0.15 g
Protein 0.61 g

      Vitamins
Vitamin A            28 μg        
beta-Carotene  303 μg
Thiamine (B1) 0.033 mg
Riboflavin (B2)    0.021 mg
Niacin (B3)    0.178 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)    0.221 mg
Vitamin B6    0.045 mg
Choline    4.1 mg
Vitamin C    8.1 mg

 Minerals   
Calcium    7 mg
Iron    0.24 mg
Magnesium    10 mg
Manganese    0.038 mg
Phosphorus    11 mg
Potassium    112 mg
Sodium    1 mg
Zinc    0.1 mg
Other constituents   
Water    91.45 g
Lycopene    4532 µg


Health Benefits of Watermelon

1 Keeps Us Hydrated

Because of its high water content watermelon helps to keep us hydrated. Excessive heat in summer causes our body to sweat a lot and there is a possibility of dehydration. 

This fruit is cultivated in summer so it is available in abundance everywhere and the price is lower than other fruits. So there is no comparison of fresh watermelon to protect the body from it in summer.

2. Improve Digestive functions

Apart from water, it contains some amount of fiber. A combination of fiber with water is considered good for proper digestive function. Therefore, watermelon is good for healthy digestion as well as a better bowel movement.

3. Aids in Weight Loss

For a weight management program, you need to intake fewer calories. As watermelon contains only 30gm calories per 100-gram serving with a huge source of water, it is an ideal fruit for weight management. It is also a great source of arginine-an amino acid, which helps burn fat quickly.

4. Heart Health

Vitamin A vitaminB6 vitamin C, beta carotene, minerals like potassium and magnesium have a positive impact on the heart and we can get all these vitamins and minerals from the consumption of watermelon. The most important element present in watermelon is lycopene that provides good support to our hearts.

5. Anti-inflammation

Vitamin c and lycopene act as anti-inflammation. It also contains beta-cryptoxanthin, which can reduce inflammation and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

6. Anti Cancer

Many research reports and studies claimed that watermelon has anti-cancer properties because of its lycopene and high amount of antioxidants. However, it should be consumed for preventive purposes only.

You might be interested to read the Health Benefits of Banana.

Side Effects of Watermelon

Although no known serious side effects of watermelon have been reported, over intake of watermelon can cause harm in some cases.

Diabetic

Despite most studies that have shown that watermelon is safe for diabetes due to its high natural sugar content and abundance of water, you need to keep in mind that watermelon has a high allocated in GI [almost 72]. High GI means a high chance of sugar in the bloodstream.


If for diabetic patients watermelon may be safe if the dieting having is good means balanced with protein and other nutrition. But we shall keep in mind over-consumption may be dangerous in the case of a diabetic.

Over intake may harm the digestive and cardiovascular system. Anything in excess is not good for health, watermelon is not exceptional to this rule.

CONCLUSION - Watermelon is good for our health because of the presence of high nutrition in it. You need to be careful about the uses of watermelon, you can enjoy the health benefits and avoid its side effects of watermelon. 
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