The watermelon is one of the many wonders of nature. It’s a fruit that is 92% water, refreshing, and soaked with all sorts of nutrients that are good for the body.
People, more often than not, just throw away the peel of the watermelon, unaware of the many uses for this so-called “trash”.
Watermelon rinds have many uses and benefits:
1.) Gets rid of free radicals
Free radicals promote aging and help produce harmful toxins.
According to the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, citrulline is a compound found in watermelon rind that can help the immune system and keep toxins away.
2.) Increased libido
Dubbed “Nature’s Viagra”, a study made by a group of Researchers from Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center found that citrulline can help blood vessels relax and can prevent erectile dysfunction.
3.) Packed with nutrients
Watermelon rind is rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and lycopene. It also contains smaller amounts of vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and even Zinc.
4.) Blood pressure regulation
Watermelon rind can also help in regulating the blood pressure, as citrulline can also aid in the promotion of cardiovascular therapy.
Studies in the USA have proven that citrulline can be converted into serums that are similar to insulin.
5.) Weight loss
With the help of citrulline once again, watermelon rinds can promote weight loss by helping in the reduction of muscle fatigue, extending a person’s workout and helping in weight management.
Via: HeathyTips, NaturalNews