Watermelon Benefits

Watermelon Photo provided by irum at sxc.hu- Watermelons can reduce abdominal fat buildup and heart-clogging arterial plaque

The University of Kentucky’s group of researchers has demonstrated that consumption of the juice from the watermelon fruit has noteworthy impact on the arteries-clogging plaque deposition through the alteration of the blood lipids and through the reduction of the accumulation of belly fat. Heart disease is one of the major causes of death, taking millions of lives each year. The atherosclerosis or the hardening of arteries leading to heart attack is the most common form. There are wide varieties of melon species that have been showing signs of being beneficial to the human health. Through regular consumption of watermelon, fat deposition as well as weight can be managed effectively whilst the risks associated with heart diseases is lowered.

In their experiment, the researchers used mice (with a diet-induced with high cholesterol) and were given watermelon juice along with normal diet. A control group was also set: mice being fed with typical diet and plain water. After studying for eight weeks, mice having watermelon juice in their diet had lower body weight in comparison to the control group and this decrease in weight is attributed to decrease in fat mass. Lean mass is basically equal. Still, there are important findings such as viable muscle tissue and loss of weight because abdominal body fat was lost. Continue reading

Watermelon Nutrients and Health Benefits

Red Watermelon with Seeds.Here is some good-to-know information that I found out about the Watermelons. Watermelons are from the Cucurbitaceae family and there are more than 1200 of varieties of them. Watermelons can weigh anywhere from less than a pound and up to more than two hundred pounds. They are also can be in red, yellow, orange, and white colors when in ripened stage. Some of the Watermelon’s varieties are Carolina Cross, Yellow Crimson Watermelon, Orangeglo, Moon and Stars, Cream of Saskatchewan, Melitopolski, Densuke Watermelon, and so on.

Green WatermelonWhen you pick a Watermelon in the store, at the farm, or at some kind of a market, make sure that you choose a fully ripened Watermelon. A good amount of research has been done and it was conducted that fully ripened fruits that are close to being spoiled are much higher in antioxidants then the early picked fruits. When choosing which one to take home with you, try choosing the one with a deeper color and if you choose the whole and uncut Watermelons, then there has to be a yellow spot on one of the sides, that is the side it was laying on, if there is no yellow spot then the watermelon was picked to early. Also, the less of white lines on top of the green deep color the better. Not only do the Watermelons taste good but they also are pretty healthy. The Nutrients in about One Raw Watermelon Wedge (about 1/16 of whole melon = 286 grams) are: Continue reading

Watermelons Nutrients and Benefits

watermelonHere is some good to know information about the watermelons. Make sure when you pick a watermelon in the store or on the farm or at some kind of a market, make sure that you choose fully ripened watermelon, because there was bunch of research and it was conducted that fully ripened fruits that are close to being spoiled are much higher in antioxidants then the early picked fruits. When choosing which one to take home with you, try choosing the one with a deeper color and if you choose the whole and uncut one then there has to be a yellow spot on one of the sides, that is the side it was laying on, if there is no yellow spot then the watermelon was picked to early. Also, the less of white lines on top of the green deep color the better. Not only do they taste good but they also are pretty healthy. The Nutrients in Watermelon are:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1
– Vitamin B2
– Vitamin B3
– Vitamin B6
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Calcium
– Magnesium
– Potassium
– Phosphorus
– Water
– Carbohydrates
– Natural Sugar

The Benefits of Watermelons are:
– cleanses intenstines
– cleanses stomach
– Protects from asthma
– Protects from atherosclerosis
– Protects from diabetes
– Protects from colon cancer
– Protects from arthritis

Well, I think that’s enough for now, enjoy your fresh juicy watermelon :)

Also, if you would like to read an Updated article about Watermelons, then go here to the article called Watermelon Nutrients and Health Benefits.

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