Benefits of Watermelon

Written By Some Fruit on Selasa, 06 Desember 2011 | 06.46.00

Favorite fruits including watermelon in the summer. Water content is high and the sweet taste makes it a choice of fresh muzzles. Watermelon is also rich in antioxidants, glutathione, which is plentiful in fruits and vegetables are colored red. Antioxidants have been proven effective in preventing various types of diseases.
It is not known with certainty since when watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) began bred, but according to historical records, this fruit has been known for thousands of years ago by the Egyptians (seen from the pictures that exist at the tomb of pharaoh hierogliph).
What's interesting about this watermelon, was not only the fruit is beneficial. The white part of watermelon contains compounds that act healthy kidneys, such as preventing and destroying kidney stones.
Eating pieces of fruit will also increase the burning of fat and glucose. At least it was proven in mice. Amino acid content in watermelon arginie effectively reduce fat in mice who were overweight.
To be able to enjoy the maximum benefit, then the selection of fresh watermelon worth doing. To select it, stayed pat the outside and listen for the sound that comes out. If the sound was contained then it is probably a good watermelon.
In the watermelon there are various kinds of vitamins and minerals that are essential for maintaining health. Watermelon fruits containing 6% sugar and 92% water. There is also the content of amino acid citrulline, as well as beta-carotene in large amounts. Citrulline is a stimulator of nitric oxide, which relax blood vessels is useful, its mechanism of action similar to erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, and is said to also be able to increase the libido. In addition watermelon is also useful as a source of vitamin C.
Some vitamins and minerals are also contained in watermelon fruits, including vitamin A, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Besides watermelon fruit is fleshy red fruit good source of lycopene. Watermelon is efficacious as a diuretic. The facts prove that the benefits of watermelon for health is enormous.


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