5 Benefits Of

5 Benefits of Watermelon

1. Hydrates and cleans the body

A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water by weight. It is a diuretic and was a homeopathic treatment for kidney patients before dialysis became widespread.

2. Prevents Cancer

Watermelon is a valuable source of lycopene, one of the carotenoids that have actually been studied in humans. Research indicates that lycopene is helpful in reducing the risk of prostate, breast, and endometrial cancers, as well as lung and colon cancer.

3. Potassium Source

Watermelon is a very good source of potassium; it helps muscle and nerve function. It can ease inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.

4. Skin Care

If you have dry skin you should know that watermelon is the perfect fruit to solve your problem. Thanks to the high amount of water it hydrates really fast.

Watermelon Face Mask for Dry Skin: 2 tablespoons watermelon juice, 2 teaspoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon honey. Mix the ingredient and apply on your skin for about 15-20 minutes.  Clean your face with warm water.

5. Treats erectile dysfunction

Watermelon is rich in citrulline, amino acid used by the body to create another amino acid, arginine, used to remove ammonia from the body and to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide not only relaxes the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, but is also a component of Viagra, used to prevent erectile dysfunction.

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