Saturday 16 April 2016

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Watermelon

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Watermelon
Watermelon is an extremely popular fruit, and the watermelon seed is also  called as "tarbooj ke beej" in Hindi are used in Asian and  Middle Eastern cuisines. Watermelon seeds are rich in vitamin B like  thiamine, niacin, folate and minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese,  iron, zinc, phosphorus and copper and nutrients including fatty acids,  essential proteins and lots of minerals. In Nigeria they are used in certain  soups and Roasted watermelon seeds are served as a snack or used to garnish  salads. Watermelon seeds are edible and can be a healthy option. It extracts  oil which is good for your hair and skin.

Health Benefits of  Watermelon Seeds:

Some of the health benefits of watermelon seeds are given below.
  • Your body requires some essential amino acids such as arginine and lysine  which cannot produce from the body on its own.Watermelon seeds contain some of these essential amino acids such as  tryptophan and glutamic acids, whereas Lysine helps in connective tissues in  the body and also improves calcium absorption to facilitate formation of collagen  and arginine improves the body’s metabolism, cardiovascular system and sexual  health.
  • Watermelon seeds are good sources of magnesium;  it plays a vital for normal heart functioning, maintenance of normal blood  pressure, supporting metabolic process and protein synthesis, treatment of  cardiovascular diseases and hypertension besides controlling blood pressure and  diabetes.
  • Watermelon seeds contain lycopene which is good for your face, helps for effective  in recovering health after illness and sharpening your memory.
  • It also helps in improving male fertility.
  • These seeds can be used for treating diabetes
  • Vitamin B present in watermelon seeds for maintaining healthy blood, nervous  system and effective immune response.
  • Watermelon seeds can be extremely beneficial in combating protein  deficiencies, leading to diseases like marasmus and kwashiorkor in poorer  countries of the world.
  •  Protein is also required for the maintenance of long and strong nails.

Skin Benefits of  Watermelon Seeds:
  • Watermelon seeds contain unsaturated fatty acids; it keeps the skin moisturized,  soft, firm, well-toned.
  • It prevents acne, signs of ageing because they contain antioxidants and  other skin disorders. Consuming a handful or two of watermelon seeds a week is  advisable.
  • Water melon seed oil, also known as Ootanga oil  or Kalahari oil is beneficial for your skin, is a great moisturizer. This oil  is is used as an essential ingredient in baby oils.
  • Watermelon seed oil removes sebum, dirt and grease which present in your  skin pores.
  • Watermelon seeds protect your skin from skin cancers and infections as well.
Hair Benefits of  Watermelon Seeds:
  • Watermelon seeds have a high protein, which keep your hair healthy and look  shiny.
  • Roasted watermelon seeds contain copper which is involved in the production  of melanin (pigment that provides color to your hair and skin.).
  • Watermelon seed oil can also be used for your tresses.
  • Watermelon seed oil provides the hair with essential fatty acids which prevent  your hair from breakage and keep it moisturized.


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