Watermelon is not only your most favorite and refreshing fruit during the hot, summer days, it also contains an amino acid, called ‘L-citrulin’, which reduces the time necessary for muscle recovery after any hard workout, meaning it helps sportists achieve better results.
Fresh watermelon or watermelon juice is a real solution for sensitive muscles and muscle pain, explained the scientists from the University of Cartagena, Spain.
They found that ‘L-citrulin’ contained in watermelon speeds the elimination of excess lactic acid from the muscles, writes “Daily Mail.”
Lactic acid is actually responsible for the itchy sensation and muscle tightening which appears after any intensive workout. Scientists conducted a study and involved volunteers who were supposed to drink unpasteurized and additive-free watermelon juice an hour before the physical activity. The results showed that this fruit is an amazing “friend” during hard physical activities, which is another confirmation that watermelon is sportists most favorite drink.
Moreover, scientists believe that this amino acid is beneficial for faster muscle recovery, and the consumption of this summer delicacy will help sportists achieve better results.
120g of watermelon contain about 150 mg of ‘L-citrulin’, which is much more than any other fruit.
Health Benefits of Watermelon
It is proven that watermelon is an excellent diuretic, because it stimulates the function of the kidneys, and it is also important for the cardiovascular health, thanks to the vitamins A, C and B6.
Watermelon also contains magnesium which helps in the regulation of high blood pressure.
Watermelon Seeds Are An Excellent Remedy For Kidney Stones
It is true that there is nothing better than a piece of fresh watermelon when you are thirsty but, have you ever heard about the health properties of watermelon seeds?
In Chinese folk medicine the practitioners use these seeds as the most powerful remedy for kidney stones. Watermelon seeds are rich in magnesium and potassium, known for their benefits in the fight against this disease.
If you have problems with kidney stones, do not hesitate to prepare this tea: Finely chop or ground a tablespoon of watermelon seeds. Add half a liter of hot water and leave it for half an hour. Drink a cup of tea twice a day, three times a week.
Always consume freshly prepared tea.
Homemade Watermelon Cure For Escherichia coli
Conventional medicine has often proven to be inefficient in the fight against Escherichia coli, so we suggest you to try this natural healing method.
- 30 watermelon seeds
- 4 cups/ 1l water
Cook water and watermelon seeds together until it boils, then cook for another 10 minutes. Take the pot off the stove and let it cool for a while. Strain the liquid and keep it in the fridge. Drink this remedy instead of water.
This dose is enough for one day.
Watermelon As a Cure For High Blood Pressure
A research conducted at the University of Florida showed that watermelon reduces high blood pressurein people with excess weight and it can also reduce the risk of heart attack.
Scientists found that watermelon reduces high blood pressure in people with excess weight, even when they are exposed to cold weather conditions.
Statistics shows that heart attack causes more deaths when it is cold, because the body is under stress trying to keep the warmth, which leads to higher blood pressure.
This forces the body to work even harder, which means that people face higher risk of heart attack.
“Watermelon extract reduces the pressure on both heart and aorta,” found the scientists.