Benefits of watermelon
MOST PEOPLE think watermelon is simply water and sugar—that isn’t true! Research reveals that it is loaded with nutritional benefits that help make our bodies healthier and stronger. Some impressive facts about the fruit:
It prevents cancer because of antioxidants that combat cancer-causing free radicals. It promotes regular bowel movement. It is used as an antidehydration solution. It’s a thirst-quencher that reduces muscle soreness. It’s good for skin and hair, and prevents asthma due the presence of vitamin C. It improves arterial function, thus reduces ankle and brachial blood pressure.
The Chinese have long known its healing ability. They say it promotes urination and lubricates the intestines. Sun-dried watermelon peels can be used for making tea to treat hypertension, diabetes, nephritis—and a hangover!
Drink a glass of watermelon juice to relieve dizziness due to heatstroke and nausea.
Watermelon powder extract can be purchased in Chinese drug stores and is used to treat canker sores in the mouth. And, it decreases bad breath!
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