Watermelon is a juicy fruit from the Cucurbitaceae family that is most often consumed in the summer. The fruit has a dark green shell and red juicy flesh which contains a lot of water and essential vitamins and minerals. Watermelon is a powerful natural diuretic and has a pleasant refreshing taste which makes it a real treat in the summer. However, we all make one mistake when eating watermelons – we throw out the seeds, which is a shame as they are rich in various nutrients and have incredible benefits for our health.
Why Should We Consume Watermelon Seeds?
According to research, watermelon seeds are rich in citrulline, a compound that acts as an antioxidant and can treat erectile dysfunction in men. The seeds will dilate your blood vessels and as diuretics, they can treat kidney stones and improve the function of this vital organ.
If you’re wondering how to consume them, you can either drink them in the form of tea or grind them and add them as powder in your meals. To prepare the tea, boil 2 liters of water and add a handful of the seeds in. Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat, then leave the tea to cool down and drink it for 2 days. Take a break on the 3rd and 4th day in order to allow your body to expel all the toxins that the tea has helped destroy.
On the other hand, you can also dehydrate the seeds, grind them to powder and add them to your drinks and meals. Whatever you choose, we suggest consulting a doctor first before using the seeds as a remedy for various ailments.
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