Eating fruits alleviates digestive problems such as in digestion, bloating, abdominal cramping, constipation and diarrhea. Fruits are also a good source of water, ensuring that we get six glasses of the recommended amount of water daily. And let us not forget the high fibre contents of these magical gifts from above. It makes one feel fuller for less reducing your food intake thus making it easy to reduce and maintain the optimal body weight. And what’s more, they are juicy and delicious!
In the next few posts, we shall look at the health benefits of different fruits starting with water melons.
1. It controls the blood pressure
The high amounts of potassium and magnesium in the fruit ensure that it reduces the blood pressure. This is also made possible by the present carotenoids that work by preventing the hardening of the veins and arteries’ walls.
2. Strengthens the immune system
In addition to magnesium and potassium, water melons are also a great source of thiamin which protects the body from many diseases.
Water melons contain anti-oxidants that travel throughout the body neutralizing free radicals thus preventing against colon cancer, prostate cancer, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, heart diseases and stroke.
4. Reduces the risk of kidney disorders
Potassium that is present in water melons is crucial in the toxic deposition from the kidneys. It also reduces the concentration of uric acid in the blood thus reducing the formation of calculi in the kidneys.
5. Cooling effect
Watermelon has a special cooling effect and is exceptionally high in citrulline, an amino acid used by our bodies to make another amino acid, known as arginine, which is used in the urea cycle to remove ammonia from the body.
6. Prevents macular degeneration
Beta-carotene and the vitamin C in the fruit both protect the eyes from macular degeneration thus promoting a sharp vision and ensuring that our eyes stay healthy
7. Improves cardiac functions
Water melon is also famous for its high lycopene abundance. It is the one that gives the fruit its characteristic red colour. This carotenoid, beta-carotene and the anti-oxidants properties in the fruit work together towards ensuring that our hearts remain young and free from age related cardiac problems.
8. Good for diabetes
Water melons are good supply of low energy and low sugar diets which ease the inflammation in diabetic people. They also promote the proper functioning of the insulin which further reduces the blood sugar levels. Arginine also enhances the impact of insulin on sugar.
9. Good for energy production
A water melon is rich in vitamin B1 and B6 which are essential for energy production.
10. Prevents impotence
The presence of arginine in water melons is also beneficial in curing erectile dysfunctions.
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