Saturday, 30 May 2015

Nutritious Contents of Watermelon

Image result for pictures of watermelon 
When you think of the health benefits of
watermelon, the seeds probably don’t come
to mind. You probably think about the sweet,
juicy pulp, with the seeds an afterthought and
maybe good only for spitting contests. 

The fact is that
these seeds are loaded with nutrients including fatty
acids, essential proteins and lots of minerals.
These seeds are rich in vitamin B like thiamine, niacin,
folate and minerals like magnesium, potassium,
manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus and copper. Besides,
they are great source of calories with 100 grams of
watermelon seeds providing around 600 grams of
calories and therefore should not be discarded.
These seeds have a hard outer covering so they should
be chewed before swallowing to get their nutritional
content. Some of the health benefits Your body
requires amino acids but there are some essential
amino acids such as arginine and lysine which the body
cannot produce on its own and these have to be
provided from food sources.
1. Watermelon seeds contain some of these essential
amino acids such as tryptophan and glutamic acids.
Lysine helps in calcium absorption to facilitate formation
of collagen and connective tissues in the body whereas
arginine improves the body’s metabolism, cardiovascular
system and sexual health.
2. Watermelon seeds are good sources of magnesium
with 100 grams of seeds providing 139 percent of the
recommended daily requirement. Magnesium is vital for
normal heart functioning, maintenance of normal blood
pressure, supporting metabolic process and protein
synthesis. It is also beneficial in the treatment of
cardiovascular diseases and hypertension besides
controlling blood pressure and diabetes.
3. Watermelon seeds contain lycopene which is good for
your face and also helps in improving male fertility.
4. These seeds are excellent sources of multivitamin B
and can replace some of the supplements. Vitamin B
present in watermelon seeds comprises of niacin, folate,
thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. B
vitamins are vital for maintaining healthy blood, nervous
system and effective immune response.
5. These seeds can be used for treating diabetes. Boil a
handful of watermelon seeds in 1 liter water for 45
minutes, keeping the pot covered. This concoction should
be taken every day like tea.
6. Watermelon seeds are effective in recovering health
after illness and sharpening your memory. watermelon
seeds are given below.
7. Almost half of the watermelon seed contains oil which
comprises of 20 percent saturated fat and the rest
monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat including
omega-6 fatty acids. One cup of dried watermelon seeds
contains around 50 grams of fat which constitutes about
80 percent of the daily recommended value. Thus,
watermelon seeds are an important source of calories and
8.Protein deficiency is quite common, leading to diseases
like marasmus and kwashiorkor in poorer countries of the
world. Being high in protein, watermelon seeds can be
extremely beneficial in combating protein deficiencies.
One cup of dried seeds provides about 30 grams of
protein. Protein and its amino acids are vital for growth
and repair of muscles, skin and connective tissues as
well as for making enzymes. Protein is also required for
the maintenance of long and strong nails.
Skin Benefits of Watermelon Seeds:
In addition to their health benefits, watermelon seeds are
good for your skin as well. Being rich in nourishing
nutrients such as unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and
linoleum acids, watermelon seeds keep your skin healthy
and glowing from inside. Some of their benefits for skin
are as follows.
9. The unsaturated fatty acids in watermelon seeds keep
the skin moisturized, soft, firm, well-toned and prevent
acne and other skin disorders.
10. Watermelon seeds prevent signs of ageing because
they contain antioxidants and oils which make your skin
look younger, healthier and more vibrant. These benefits
can be observed by consuming a handful or two of
watermelon seeds a week. 11.Water melon seed oil, also
known as Ootanga oil or Kalahari oil is extremely
beneficial for your skin. Being light in texture, it does not
clog skin pores, thus allowing your skin to function
naturally and is a great moisturizer. Due to its excellent
moisturizing properties, watermelon seed oil is used as
an essential ingredient in baby oils.
12. Watermelon seed oil also removes sebum, dirt and
grease that build up in your skin pores and are
responsible for causing acne and giving a dull
appearance to your skin. This oil is suitable for all skin
types including dry, oily, acne prone and maturing skin.
13. Watermelon seed extract locks moisture, thus
combating the ageing degradation. It also rejuvenates the
elasticity of your skin.
14. The wide array of nutrients contained in watermelon
seeds protects your skin from certain types of skin
cancers and infections as well.
Hair Benefits of Watermelon Seeds:
As stated earlier, watermelon seeds have a high content
of protein in them which can keep your hair healthy and
shiny. This protein contains certain essential amino acids
such as lysine, arginine, tryptophan and glutamic acid
which are needed by your body to keep your hair healthy
and strong.
15. Roasted watermelon seeds contain copper which is
involved in the production of melanin. As you know,
melanin is a pigment that provides color to your hair and
skin. 16. In addition to skin benefits water melon seed
oil can also be used for your tresses. As pointed out
earlier, this oil is light in texture that gets absorbed easily
without clogging the pores of your scalp. It provides
moisturizing benefits and improves hair growth by
maintaining hair and scalp health.
17. Watermelon seed oil provides the hair with essential
fatty acids which are needed by your hair to prevent
breakage and keep it m



Etiam at libero iaculis, mollis justo non, blandit augue. Vestibulum sit amet sodales est, a lacinia ex. Suspendisse vel enim sagittis, volutpat sem eget, condimentum sem.