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What is good in watermelon?
This berry is beneficial from peel to seeds.
Yes, watermelon is, a gigantic size berry.
Even in the past antiquity,watermelons were known in the ancient Egypt.
Semi desert Kalahari is considered the mother land of watermelons.
In those times, this berry saved many people from thirst during long crossings through the desert.
Even today, a wild watermelon can be found in deserts.
Watermelons earn a huge popularity among people from all over the world and are included into most diets for healthy eating.
Thanks to its nutrition, it used for various disorders without causing any harm to the organism.
In additional, watermelons promote recovering for some disease.
Why are Watermelons so Healthy?
For their taste qualities, watermelons are most favorite among fruit and berries.
Let’s study composition of watermelons in greater detail.
1-Low Calorie Content
Thanks to watermelon 89%’s of water content, you can satisfy your organism’s need in fluids.
In addition, their calorie content is low.
3.5 oz. of watermelon contain just 38 calories.
Watermelon provide a great benefit for kidney disorders, especially for stones formed from oxalic and urinary acids.
Because of watermelon’s alkaline reaction, their consumption in large quantities washes away formations caused by the shift of urine into the sour side.
Watermelons are beneficial for the heart, liver and gall bladder disorders.
Thus, watermelons consumption can be increased up to 4.5 pounds per day, if there is no inclination towards retaining fluids in the organism.
Usually during the summer season many people consume a large quantity of watermelons, substituting them for water.
Remember that water with gas does not bring benefit to your organism, because, besides carbonic acid, it also contains a big amount of sucrose and coloring agents.
While watermelon consumption washes kidneys thoroughly, improves peristalsis of the intestine, because, besides fluids, they contain cellulose.
Do you know that cellulose is necessary for the organism as it clears the intestine from harmful substances, toxins, excessive cholesterol, slows down absorption of carbohydrates and fats?
Why do you eat watermelon with such a pleasure?
Because ripe watermelons contain more carbohydrates.
They are presented mainly by sucrose and fructose.
Watermelon do not contain too many carbohydrates, especially sucrose and fructose.
Glycemic index of watermelon is 72, mainly because of sucrose and fructose.
In other cases, they can be consumed in unlimited quantities.
There are 7½ carbohydrates in 3½ oz. or 100g of watermelon.
In addition,watermelon contain lycopene.
You have probably heard about its amazing properties when influencing the organism.
Lycopene in the presence of fatty acids lowers the negative influence of free radicals, reducing the risk of tumors and improves eyesight.
That is why watermelons are included into the diet of healthy eating.
Folic acid or vitamin B9 is present in watermelons in big quantities.
Partially it is synthesized in the intestine.
If a person is taking antibiotics, the intestine normal microflora is broken, that why normal absorption of the vitamin in the intestine walls fails.
The lack of the vitamin leads to problems with blood formation.
Lack of folic acid delays fatty acids withdrawal of the liver and as a conclusion a hard disorder may occur fatty liver.
Folic acid is destroyed with high temperatures under heat treatment.
That is why watermelons as a source of vitamin B9 and one of the best food products.
Vitamin B1 in moderate quantities is present in the berry.
This vitamin improves memory, nerve system state, as it influences the processes of inhibition and stimulation.
Vitamins А,РР, Е, В2, В6, С are presented in watermelons in moderate quantities and do not play a big role, as other products contain bigger doses of them.
Such microelements as magnesium, potassium, ferrum are present in watermelons in big quantities.
3½ oz. of watermelon pulp contain 227 mg of magnesium.
Remember that magnesium is a catalyst of the cell’s universal energy formation and it takes part in the synthesis of protein.
With the lack of magnesium, potassium is assimilated poorly.
There are 64 mg of potassium in 3½ oz. of watermelon.
It improves nerve impulses conductivity to the heart muscle.
Ferrum is a component responsible for blood formation.
Its required dose is 10-18 mg per day for men and a little more for women.
Its concentration in a watermelon is 1 mg but with large consumption of watermelons,a significant amount of consumed ferrum in the organism is added.
Phosphorus is present in a watermelon in a small amount 7 mg. A person needs 1500 mg per day of phosphorus for normal metabolism.
With its lack, bones are the first to suffer.
Manganese, zinc, cuprum are also present in watermelons but in small quantities.
Manganese is necessary for normal brainwork.
It stimulates the organism’s antioxidant system, contributes to traumas healing.
Zink is the main element urging efficient work of the immune system of our organism.
Cuprum is a key mineral, regulating cholesterol level as well as blood sugar level and the amount of urea.
It improves blood composition.
You have learnt about beneficial properties of watermelons.
Watermelon do not contain as much vitamins and microelements as you would like.
Yet we recommend including them into your healthy eating, because for balanced meals you need to consume as much foods with different composition and properties as possible.
It will help you reduce consumption of various biologically active supplements, microelements and vitamins in a medicinal form.