Summer is coming and what is the fruit that we enjoy eating in summer?
If you thought of watermelon then you guessed it.
It is really delicious and it is refreshing us in the hot days. Although there is one thing that many people are getting annoying when eating watermelons – the seeds. Many people are first removing the seeds then eating the watermelon and that takes some time to be done and that is the reason why the hate on the watermelon’s seeds is present.
Also what many people do not know is that those seeds are actually filled with health benefits, and this article will be about a recipe with watermelon seeds that is really healthy for you. And after that many people will stop throwing away the seeds and instead of being annoying of removing them – they will be annoyed when there is no more seeds.
Now let us begin with mentioning the healthy nutrients loaded in the watermelon seeds: fiber, citrulline, magnesium, iron, good fats, calcium, vitamins A, B, C, manganese, niacin, etc. What is of a big importance for proper digestion is fiber and it can be of a great help in the treatment of intestinal parasites, inflammations and jaundice. Besides, they are a great resource of calories along with 100 grams of watermelon seeds offering about 600 grams of calories.
The recipe that we are writing about is highly recommended by experts, for the patients who are suffering from urinary tract problems and kidney stones.
Homemade Watermelon Seed Tea – RECIPE:
First, you need to crush and ground 4 tablespoons fresh watermelon seeds. Then, you need to boil the watermelon seeds in 2 liters of water, for 15 minutes.
Note: You need to use this mixture for the next 2 days, and take 1 day break. Repeat the procedure for several weeks, but it is mandatory to pause every third day.
Health Benefits of Watermelon Seeds
As we mentioned before watermelon seeds are really beneficial for our health.They are a rich source of nutrition as well as minerals and for that reason, you should`t trow them away. Here are some of the health benefits:
1. Protect heart health
Watermelon seeds are good sources of magnesium which 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.
2. Prevent aging
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.
3. Clean acne
Take cotton bud and dip it on watermelon seed oil. Use it on your face to clean acne, dirt as well as dead skin cells. This oil is suitable for all skin types including dry, oily, acne prone and maturing skin.
4. Strengthen hair
The high protein as well as amino acid content within the seeds can easily strengthen your hair. Also, roasted watermelon seeds could make your hair shiny and beautiful since they have copper that produce melanin, a pigment that gives color for hair.
5. Treat itchy scalp
Watermelon seed oil possesses mild texture, therefore it could be absorbed easily. The oil can be used as moisturizer for dried, itchy scalp or even for scalp with dandruff.
6. Prevent hair damage
The seeds contain essential fatty acids which which are great for your dry and damage hair.
7. Keeps the Hair Black
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.
8. Hair & Nails
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.
9. Prevents Hair Breakage
Watermelon seed oil provides the hair with essential fatty acids which are needed by your hair to prevent breakage and keep it moisturized.
10. Watermelon Seeds Can Cure Edema
Toss a teaspoon of dry and ground watermelon seeds in the teaspoon of honey and put this mixture in ¾ cup of warm water. Mix well and consume immediately (at least two times a day). This particular exercise helps you to control edema problem.