During those hot summer days, indulging in a nice juicy watermelon can be just the thing you need.
Other than being delicious, these lovelies are stocked to the brim with vitamin C, vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, biotin, magnesium, copper, vitamin A (carotenoids) and vitamin B6. Amazing, we know.
But if you think that is unbelievable, just wait and see what watermelon seeds can do for you.
They are full of essential proteins, fatty acids, minerals like potassium, phosphorus, manganese magnesium, zinc, iron, and vitamins like niacin, folate, and thiamine.
Watermelon seeds also have citrulline substances. Those provide a positive effect in the treatment of arteriosclerosis, hypertension, angina, and erectile dysfunction and also antioxidant power. And to top it all off, they stimulate the blood vessels’ expansion.
As if that wasn’t enough, it turns out that these seeds can offer a helping hand during the process of treating kidney diseases and problems with the urinary tract. So in case, you need to get rid of sand and kidney stones, do yourself a favor by brewing up a nice hot cup of tea with these seeds.
But boiling them is not your only option, you can also grind, cook and bake these wonderful seeds. That way you can get the most of all the benefits they offer.
Here’s the Recipe:
It couldn’t be easier; first, you need to grind about 20-30 watermelon seeds. Your next step is to cook them for fifteen minutes in about 2 liters of water. Then drink your tea for two days, and on the third, take a break.
For best results, repeat this tea routine for a couple of weeks. However, it is of utmost importance that every third day is your day off from it.
Health Benefits of Watermelon Seeds
1. Hair Damage
Consuming these miracle-working seeds is the ideal solution for any hair-related problems you might have.
2. Stronger Hair
These wonderful seeds not only contain the essential fats that hinder the damaging of your hair, but they also contain copper and other minerals which encourage the creation of melanin in your body.
3. Black Hair
Melanin, as you may already know, is the thing that colors your skin and hair. But these aren’t the only ways it can benefit your hair. Roasted watermelon seeds give your hair a real shine due to their copper content.
4. Hair and Nails
The amino acids and protein they also offer can further strengthen your hair. But the protein is also good for stimulating nail growth!
5. Essential Amino Acids
While we’re on the essential amino acids, lysine and arginine are exactly ‘what the doctor ordered’. They are much needed for your everyday bodily functions.
6. Stronger Bones
Lysine augments the absorption of calcium. And we all know that calcium is # 1 for tougher bones and tissue.
7. Stronger Heart
Looking for a way to hinder high blood pressure and heart disease? Look no further. Regular consumption of these seeds gives you a magnesium boost– something that’s crucial for the wellbeing of your heart.
8. Coronary Heart Disease and Blood Pressure
But they can also enhance the metabolic functions and improve your blood pressure. This is the role of Arginine. It also aids in the treatment of coronary heart disease and stops the blood vessels from narrowing any further.
9. Prevent Aging
The oil made from watermelon seeds goes great with any type of skin. They gift you with a healthy complexion and strengthen your skin structure.
10. Acne Treatment
It will also help you with many skin issues, including acne. Simply dab a piece of cotton over the troublesome area, previously dipped in watermelon seeds. It also removes dead skin and dirt.
11. Skin Moisturizer
It also contains antioxidants which help with wrinkles and the fatty acids serve as a great natural moisturizer.
12. Itchy Scalp
It also does wonders for the scalp. If you happen to have a dry and itchy scalp, all you need to do is mix watermelon seed oil with any oil of your choice and gently massage your scalp. It is truly easily absorbable and 100% natural.
13. Magnesium for Immunity
Watermelon seeds provide an excellent source of magnesium. This amazing mineral can be found in rice, cocoa powder, wheat, and oat.
You can also consume watermelon seeds if you are feeling sickly. A quick recovery is to be expected. They are also great for people with memory problems.
People with diabetes will reap the benefits of boiling these seeds for about 45 minutes in a liter of water. It can help them control the disease.
But it also helps with treating edema. Just combine a teaspoon of ground and dried watermelon seeds to one-third of a cup of warm water. It’s best to drink this sweet-smelling elixir two times a day.
As for beriberi, it occurs when your body lacks the B6 vitamin– it helps the converting of carbohydrates into energy. The ‘miracle-seeds’ help with this too.
18. Unsaturated Healthy Fats
Watermelon seeds are actually made of 80% unsaturated healthy fats. This includes the omega-3 essential fats.L
19. Less Calories
In other words, they provide you with half of your required daily healthy fat needs. Which just means more energy without the excess calories!
20. Male Fertility
Beside many other antioxidants, it also contains Lycopene– something men have used ever since ancient times for improving their fertility.
So next time you chow down on that sweet watermelon but throw away the seeds, you might want to reconsider!