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Healthy reasons to eat watermelon

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eat watermelon1. Hydrates and cleans the body – A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water by weight. It is a diuretic and was a homeopathic treatment for kidney patients before dialysis became widespread.

2. It could even combat cancer.Watermelon is among the best dietary sources of lycopene, an antioxidant linked to both the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, breast, and endometrial cancers, as well as lung and colon cancer.

3. Potassium Source – Watermelon is a very good source of potassium; it helps muscle and nerve function. It can ease inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.

4. Skin Care If you have dry skin you should know that watermelon is the perfect fruit to solve your problem. Thanks to the high amount of water it hydrates really fast.

Watermelon Face Mask for Dry Skin: 2 tablespoons watermelon juice, 2 teaspoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon honey. Mix the ingredient and apply on your skin for about 15-20 minutes. Clean your face with warm water.

5. Treats erectile dysfunction – Watermelon is rich in citrulline, amino acid used by the body to create another amino acid, arginine, used to remove ammonia from the body and to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide not only relaxes the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, but is also a component of Viagra, used to prevent erectile dysfunction.

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>Cleaning kidney: watermelon fasting for a day or two.

>Liver dysfunction: drink 3 cups daily watermelon juice.

>Kidney stones: cook 1/5 of a cup of watermelon seeds in a glass of water and drink three glasses of water per day.

>Skin fungi: rub the watermelon rind on the skin several times a day. Apparently the rind contains anti-fungal properties.

>High blood pressure: the same. 100 grams of watermelon juice contains only 1 mg of sodium and 95 mg of potassium (potassium encourages urination).

>Gout: watermelon fasting for two days. Watermelon clears the accumulation of uric crystals.

 

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