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Health Benefits Of Eating Watermelon With The Seeds

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Watermelon is a fruit most people enjoy by taking the red juicy fruit. However, the seeds are often thrown away.The tiny seeds are super super rich in various vitamins.

This fruit contains 92% of water and is enriched with minerals and vitamins. The seeds that are most often discarded have a low-calorie count and are rich in zinc, magnesium, potassium, etc.

Watermelon seeds boost immunity and heart issues. It helps to control blood sugar levels, therefore, known to be a very good fruit for Diabetes patients.

Nutritients Found In Watermelon Seeds

1. Low in calories

Watermelon seeds are low in calories.

2: Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential nutrient for metabolic activity. Watermelon seeds promote healthy metabolism of the body. One is likely to visit the toilet several times as it helps in digestion. Don’t be scared when you find your faeces with watermelon seeds or looking redish like watermelon.

3: Zinc

Watermelon seeds are a good source of zinc. It helps to boosts our immunity, helps in digestion, cell growth, and keeps your nervous system healthy.

4: Iron

Watermelon seeds are an excellent source of iron.

5: Good fats

Good fats contain both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. It is useful to prevent heart attack, stroke, and also lowers cholesterol. How to Eat Watermelon Seeds?You can eat watermelon seeds raw or roasted. In any form, these seeds are so tasty and healthy.

Benefits of eating Watermelon Seeds

1: Improves skin health

The sprouted watermelon seeds help to cleanse your skin as it is full of vitamin C, antioxidants, etc. Its oil is widely used in various beauty products to treat acne and early signs of ageing. Watermelon seeds are full of magnesium which helps to improve your overall skin appearance. It is used in cases like eczema and other skin conditions where your skin is dry and itchy. Watermelon seeds act as a moisturizer for your dull, dry skin.Zinc found in the seeds can slow down the ageing process because of its ability of protein synthesis, cell division, and repair.

2: Helps in strengthening the hair

Everyone likes a healthy head of hair. So, why not use watermelon seeds to achieve this? Watermelon seeds are full of proteins, iron, magnesium, zinc, and copper which are known to improve the quality of your hairs. These seeds help in strengthening your hair and promote hair growth. Manganese in the seeds helps to prevent hair fall and damage.

3: Improves heart health

Watermelon seeds can promote your heart health in many ways. Being a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Studies suggested that these good fats are useful in protecting against heart attack, stroke. This seed contains a high amount of magnesium which keeps your heart healthy and regulates normal blood pressure. Watermelon seeds act as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and vasodilator (widening of blood vessels) that is a probable reason for their usefulness in a healthy heart. The iron it supplies is also vital in carrying oxygenated blood in the whole body. Watermelon seeds are also rich in zinc which plays a key role in heart health. It regulates the calcium movements in your heart.

4: Lowers blood sugar levels

If you are suffering from blood sugar level fluctuations, try including these magical seeds in your diet. Magnesium helps to regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates which directly impact blood sugar levels. These seeds help with the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

5: Boost the immune system

Watermelon seeds are packed with iron and minerals which enhance immune functions. These seeds also contain vitamin B complex also helps in this regard.

6: Prevent osteoporosis

Try to include watermelon seeds if you are having weak bones and conditions like osteoporosis. Eating watermelon seeds regularly can prevent bone disorders as they are rich in magnesium, copper, potassium.

7: Supports nervous system

Watermelon seeds are a rich source of vitamin B which helps to keep your brain and nervous system healthy. It is also useful in mood disorders, dementia.

8: Improves male fertility

Watermelon contains a high amount of zinc which is important for the male reproductive system. Zinc can help to improve the quality of sperm which is the major issue in male infertility.

9: Boosts energy levels

Watermelon levels are rich in micronutrients which helps to boost and maintain your energy for a longer period.Though many people are unaware of these magical watermelon seeds they are super-tasty and super-nutritious. You can eat them as a snack whenever you feel hungry, it will keep you fueled for a longer time.

10: Boosts Metabolism

Watermelon seeds are known to be rich in nutrients like folate, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, potassium, amino acids and Vitamin B complex. These nutrients are extremely helpful in regulating as well as boosting the natural metabolism of the body.

11: Helps to Reduce the Effects of Asthma

Since watermelon seeds have a generous dose of Vitamin C, they are useful in the management of the symptoms of Asthma. Vitamin C is a powerful dietary antioxidant that can help reduce the effects of Asthma. Although suggestive studies exist about the effects of watermelon seeds on asthma, more research is needed. Nevertheless, watermelon seeds are safe to consume and should definitely be an option for people suffering from Asthma.

12: Helps Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer Lycopene is an organic chemical found in Watermelon seeds. Lycopene has been studied to have powerful anti-cancer properties. A 2015 study has revealed that Lycopene can be used to prevent the onset and/or development of prostate cancer to some extent.

Paulina Atenei Anaba is a Ghanaian freelance journalist and blogger, an entrepreneur, and a french tutor at Gbewaa College of Education. She is currently writing for Ghana's vibrant entertainment blog, Zackgh.com and her personal blog, paulinaanaba.com. She holds a degree in English and French from U.C.C. A Masters degree in French (Linguistics) from the University of Ouagadougou. she is a team player and can work under any circumstance.Contact her on 0549614358 @zackgh.com and Paulinaanaba.com to publish articles in your community and also to help promote and upload songs as well on our page. For your translations from French to English and vice versa, contact her.

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